"A Coural", Dom. des Amiel
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Organic

"A Coural", Dom. des Amiel - 2018

Item # 35686 750mL
$19.96/ Single Bottle
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Color
Red
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Country
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Grape Variety

Production Methods

Organic

Organic

Certified Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


Tasting Notes

Domaine des Amiel is located in the south of France and has been in the area since the 15th Century. This is a lively red wine made from Syrah and Grenache and it's the type of wine that's a must at the dinner table. The choices are tempting and since this is a rich wine, you should think equally rich foods: duck or rack of lamb with a gratin of potatoes works well. The fruit is hand-harvested, sulphur is used at a minimum and the age of the vines is 30 and up. Unoaked and unfiltered so you may find some sediment.


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Staff Pick Notes

The Amiel family has been producing their wines for 5 centuries. "Coural" was the nickname of their great, great grandfather Théophile. His old plow is placed prominently on the wine label to pay tribute to the hard work he provided to improve their small family wine farm. A Coural is a beautifully produced blend of 75% Syrah and 25% Grenache. This is a deep and intense wine with ripe, lush fruit, black pepper and herbs on the nose. The palate is rich and powerful and balanced with nice acidity and fine tannins. It makes a wonderful everyday, food friendly red that can be paired with anything from cured meats and cheeses to lamb chops or roasted chicken.

- JBB

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Grenache

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Syrah

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