L'Amandine was established in 1968 by Jean-Pierre Verdeau who followed the tradition of winemaking in his family. Born in the region, Jean-Pierre continues to work in the vineyards and is now joined by his son-in-law, Alex Suter (whose father was the vineyard manager of Rustenberg winery in South Africa). They work together to build on the successes of the past and look to the future. Seguret is one of the most picturesque villages in the southern Rhône, built into the hillside and overlooking the surrounding vineyards. The soils are made up of primarily clay and sandstone with limestone scree scattered throughout the vineyards. The winery still uses the concrete tanks that Jean-Pierre installed by hand back in the day with a few new ones added as they have slowly expanded their holdings. The Seguret is made up of Syrah and Grenache, is destemmed and is aged all in concrete tanks. The results are a bright fleshy red fruited wine that shows great purity and the typicity of this lovely region.
|TASTING NOTES||The nose has a plush, smoky, raw meat kind of nose that is spiced with wild cherries and some middle eastern spice. On the palate it is round and full gliding over your tongue. There’s lots of plumy ripeness here but it is balanced by balanced sweet tannins and an assortment of earth and dried herbs. The wine has a long finish that shows off the bold richness and vivid flavors. Quite a lot of wine for the price! |
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