Les Amandiers Bouteille Grenache Blend 2019
- Textured, savoury
- Rhône Valley
Les Amandiers Bouteille grenache blend is made by cult producer Raymond Usseglio from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, one of our favourites from the region. This delicious grenache blend is packed with super fresh berries - raspberry, strawberry, loganberry - plus distinctive chinotto and blood orange. There are even stone fruits on the palate. It’s a lovely and fresh with medium-to-full weight, grippy and fruit-driven without being too serious or too flippant.
Note: due to making this wine just outside of AOP regulations, this wine has been labelled as Vin de France, though it’s probably all from the Rhône Valley. Likewise, you won’t find a vintage on the bottle (though it’s on the box).
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- Rhône Valley
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- Grenache Blend
- Serving Temp.
The Rhône Valley is a dichotomous beast. The North is ruled by Syrah (=Shiraz), with or without a touch of Viognier for perfume, while in the South you'll find all matter of blends such as those of Chateauneuf du Pape (about thirteen varieties in these on average, at last count...) and the origins of the GSM (heard of Côtes du Rhône?). The Northern Rhône is Australia's ultimate sparring partner in the 'we say Shiraz, you say Syrah' fencing match. With such famous names as Côtes-Rôtie, Gigondas and Crozes-Hermitage (remember when Grange was called Hermitage...?), you can bet your bottom dollar - and the few hundred that go with it - that you'll need to be ticking off a few of the better ones before you kick it. Don't discount the whites though. Some of the finest whites you'll ever try come from Condrieu (the most sensual Viognier you'll try, at a price), and the lesser (in cost, at least) blends, often based on Grenache Blanc or Viognier. And watch out for dry, Rhône rose - it's become so popular that the industry bodies are warning the region not to over-produce. Look out Kiwi Sav Blanc!