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Amphores Saint-Joseph Altitude 300 2017


Synopsis, Our Opinion: REALLY GOOD white wine that had substance and was a GREAT value.

Producer/Winery: Domaine des Amphores, Chavanay, France.

Grape Variety: Northern Rhone Blend – 80% Roussanne and 20% Marsanne.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Saint-Jpseph; Northern Rhone, France.

Vintage: 2017

Price: Gift (Estimate $20.00)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Salad with taco seasoned chicken

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Clear dark wheat straw color. Dominant pear and apple with secondary aromas of orange blossom, lemon and macadamia nuts. Smooth, somewhat intense and slightly waxy mouthfeel, 150-grit texture and a light to medium body. Distinct baked apple, apricot, tangerine, honey and very tart lemon flavors. Bright acidity and a seductive mineral tasting finish. Delicious paired with the salad, but really shined sipping without food after the dinner. The smooth sultry mouthfeel and extended tartness were outstanding together. Substantial white wine that was light on its feet and proved to be a SUPER summer patio wine. REALLY GOOD white wine that had substance and was a GREAT value.

The Domaine des Amphores vineyard in the Rhone Valley
Photo from Domaine des Amphores.

Comments: Learn more about the Domaine des Amphores and their wines.

See also: our reviews of other Domaine des Amphores wines.

Alcohol Content: 14%

Closure: 45mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Barriques Wines; Durham, North Carolina.