Few wine growing regions have more personality than the Rhone Valley. With mountains to the north and sea to the south, the rugged, sun-baked and herb-scented land in between takes up the best elements of each and yields nearly ideal country for vines to flourish. Domaine de l’Amauve is nestled in the very heart of the region in the picture-perfect village of Seguret, just a ten minute drive from Gigondas. This bottling, “La Vigne de Louis,” offers up the aromas you would expect from a vineyard so close to the center of the Rhone. Ripe black plum, orange oil, suede, a note of fresh ground coffee, and the full range of herbs and spices that combine into the aroma called ‘garrigue’. The palate shows sturdy tannins, silky acidity, and a delicious stew of red and black berries with hints of iron-rich soil, orange zest and clove. A hearty wine for a hearty time of year.
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