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Séguret, Côtes du Rhône-Villages, Domaine de l'Amandine 2021 - Half



£8.60

37.5cl ALC 14%

A perfumed nose of ripe black cherry, spicy cranberries and redcurrants. Juicy black fruit fresh leaf character and earthy undertones combine to make this wine simply lovely.



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France, Rhône Valley, Southern Rhône, Côtes du Rhône

Still Red

70% Grenache, 30% Syrah

Full-bodied

Drink or Keep

2021

Lamb Casserole

14%

37.5cl

Domaine de l'Amandine

This is a 50 ha family estate in the Southern Rhône with vineyards spread from Vaison-la-Romaine to Jonquières. The estate was begun in 1968 by Jean-Pierre Verdeau although both his father and grandfather had been involved in setting up local co-operatives.

In the early days he sold his wine to local merchants but gradually added more and more vineyards and eventually a bottling machine which enabled him to sell in bottle with immediate success. Today he has been joined by his daughter Sabine and son-in-law Alex Suter who grew up on the Rustenberg Estate in South Africa where his father was general manager. Their daughter Mathilde has relatively recently finished her studies and joined too. Traditional methods and a hands-on approach ensure that top quality grapes are produced expressing the complexity of the region’s terroir. Most of the vines are centred around the village of Séguret, some dating back to the 1950s and many grown on stone terraces – which they call ‘La Montagne’ – while the parcel near Jonquières produces IGP Vaucluse. The usual mix of Southern Rhône grape varieties is used, based on Grenache with Syrah taking an increasing role. The aim is to produce balanced wines with good fruit so the crop is totally de-stemmed and maceration lasts from six to 26 days depending on the wine being made. Pumping over and pigeage help extract colour and fruit. The annual production is now over 300,000 bottles of which 55% is exported.

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Vintage guide

The 2022 vintage looks to be excellent for the North and South of the region which both excelled in the hot conditions this year. The 2021 vintage has seen some good results particularly in the North where attractive, aromatic, elegant wines have been made. The wines from the 2020 vintage look to be a little fresher and more approachable in their youth than those of 2019 which is a high-quality vintage with yields on a par with 2018. Another good result along the valley in 2018, though the South had more disease problems to contend with, as mildew affected the thinner-skinned Grenache more than other varieties. Quality was high but the yields were down. An early harvest produced some intense wines in 2017 for both the North and the South of the region, though uneven flowering in both reduced yields considerably. 2016 in both Northern and Southern Rhône has produced excellent results, and the South has it by a whisker this year, the opposite of 2015. 2015 is terrific, particularly for the North’s Syrah, no problems and decent yields too. An ideal growing season, that was even hotter than 2003 in the daytime but with cooler nights and just enough rainfall to prevent problems in the vineyards. Both whites and reds are excellent. 2014 is not an easy vintage to generalise about but whites are super, reds are very pure with lovely aromatics, and, in the South, as in 2013, Syrah and Mourvèdre have done better than Grenache. In common with most of Europe, 2013 started late but a dry second half of the season resulted in some excellent wines particularly Syrah from the North.

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