2017 Saint Joseph Les 7 Lieux, Dom. des Amphores, Rhone, France, 6x75cl IB

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A beautifully positioned property overlooking the Rhône to the north of Chavanay, Domaine des Amphores has been under the current ownership of Philippe & Véronique Grenier since 1994.
The majority of the eight hectares of vineyards lie towards the top of the valley where the Saint Joseph and Condrieu appellations are intertwined. The entire estate is farmed organically and methods are traditional; hand-harvesting, wild yeasts, and old oak preferred to new. Extraction is gentle, with a basket press frequently used; the resulting reds are perfumed and elegant.
In 2017, spring frost reduced the crop but the magnificent summer weather ensured an early harvest in the first half of September and a splendid range of dense, rich, concentrated wines.

"This is a more serious wine from four hectares of vines on steeply-sloping hillsides. A rich and generous wine, aged principally in 600 litre demi-muids. With an attractive nose of red and black fruits, this is rich and round with intense fruit on the palate. Has silky tannins, with underlying freshness and an impressive, long finish. Drink 2020-2025."
Charles Taylor MW March 2019

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