Côtes du Rhône Brézème, Dom. l'Amandier
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Côtes du Rhône Brézème, Dom. l'Amandier - 2019

Item # 42648 750mL
$27.96/ Single Bottle
$335.52 $301.97/ Case of 12
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Practicing Organic

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

Tasting Notes

Martin Texier began his own venture in wine in 2014 after a former life in economics. Today he has 5 ha of vines in many plots of many soils. This is a clear testament to the purity factor found in his wines as this is wild, robust yet focused and well-balanced with fresh acidity. Taste this blind and you will think you're drinking something from the northern Rhône.

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Staff Pick Notes

The reputation of the N. Rhône was built by classic producers like Guigal, Gonon, Delas and Chave. Within the last decade, though, some of France's best natural wine producers have carved out their own niche here including Ooka, Souhaut, Dard & Ribo and Eric Texier. Eric's son, Martin, has now established his own, natural wine-focused production and he's crafted this terrific organic and low sulphur Syrah from the limestone slopes in Brézème. It's a medium-bodied wine on the palate yet there's impressive fruit density showing flavors of plum jam and ripe blackberries mixed with violet florals. While the ripeness of the vintage is apparent, the wine lacks any feeling of heaviness and is super quaffable. This really showcases the character of Brézème and should satisfy both the natural wine lover and the classicist alike.

- AG

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