Les Amandiers Rosé 2019
- Crisp, dry
- Rhône Valley
It’s not apparent from the name, but this rocking Rhône rosé is from Domaine Raymond Usseglio, one of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape superstars. We reckon this is what they like to kick back with after a long, tiring day of tasting mega-complex Châteauneuf. And if it’s good enough for the winemaker, it’s good enough for us. Bright, sweet-fruited, crisp and absurdly refreshing, this is about the best accompaniment to a sunny day you can find. It may not be the most serious of wines, but it’s seriously good wine.
Full price $27.00 from the producer.
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- Rhône Valley
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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!