Cotes du Rhone Dom. des Amouriers 2019

Country
France
Region
Southern Rhone
Producer
Domaine des Amouriers
Grape(s)
Grenache (70%)
Syrah (23%)
Carignan (7%)
Type
Red
Style
Robust
Oaked Style
Lightly oaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Not applicable
Alcohol Content
14.5%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
Organic
Sustainable
Yes-sustainable practices
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

Grenache forms the backbone of southern Rhône blends, including Châteauneuf du Pape, Gigondas and Vacqueyras. The vast area of Côtes du Rhône offers a great diversity of soils, microclimates and a variety of grapes to create a range of styles at all quality levels. The aromatic dessert Muscat de Beaumes de Venise, is fragrant and sweet.

Producer

Domaine des Amouriers is one of the most highly rated stars of the Vacqueyras appellation. Vacqueyras is one of the 16 villages in the Rhône Valley permitted to use the village name. This small, dynamic domaine produces a wonderful Vacqueyras from Syrah and Grenache grapes. The name of the domaine `Amouriers` is the provencal word for `mûrier` = mulberry, referring to the trees growing in the fields of the domain at the time when silk was an important source of income in the area.
Tasting Notes
This little winery is located in the village of Vacqueras and produces some award winning Rhone wines.This is their `straight` red and it delivers a fantastic herb infused and scented spicy aroma followed by a rich and ripe fruitiness. Blended from Grenache, Syrah and Carignan grapes grown on their own estate its then vinified for maximum extraction and retention of fruit character. A simply stunning example of the Rhone at its best.
Food
Goes perfectly well with mushrooms, game and red meats.