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Domaine Saint Amant Grangeneuve Beaumes de Venise 2016

| red | juicy & concentrated |
Domaine Saint Amant Grangeneuve 2012-0
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Specifications

Grapes
50% grenache noir, 30% syrah, 10% carignan (old vines), 10% viognier
Alcohol %
14.0%
Yield
38 hl/ha
Aging
barrel aged
Viticulture
lutte raisonnée (sustainable)
Drinkable till
2026-2028
Fiche Technique
Video
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Product code
2000101
15.95
€ 15.00 as per 6 bottles
Tasting notes

Dark stone fruit, spices and floral tones in te nose. The taste is in abundance of fruits (blackberry, black cherry) with a slight smoky undertone. More spices (liquorice, white pepper) and herbal tones (thyme, garrique) as its goes on; nice freshness and some minerality in the back. The tannin is soft; the wine is well balanced, elegant and juicy. A Beaumes de Venise definitely Cru worthy. Distinguish, well made and more than enjoyable.  I worked with (and much liked) the 2012 and 2014, but vintage 2016 is really the best by far. [April 2019]

Wine producer
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Quote & Reviews

Frank Smulders/ De Wijngids 2020: “Deze Grangeneuve is van 90 jaar oude grenache en 50 jaar oude carignan en syrah, van 500 meter hoogte. Het zorgt voor een neus van veel rijp zwart fruit, met rozemarijn en tijm, gekonfijt in de mond met veel terroirtemperament, fraîcheur en lengte. Mineraal verfijnd. 9/10 [augustus 2019]

John Livingston/drinkrhone.com: “The bouquet is promising, offers rosemary, oregano airs mixed into its coulis style raspberry fruit. It has the easy curve of a sunny vintage, a note of grilling. The palate sets off on a wave of red fruits with some mineral clarity – that clarity develops as it goes, and it ends on a chalky fusion of tannin and red fruiting, is STGT Beaumes, right off the high limestone soils it comes. It’s a well channeled wine, very typical. From spring 2019 to allow a more infused whole, but its character is bang on the button.” [maart 2018]

Wine Enthusiast: “The 2016 Grangeneuve shares the same intensely juicy, primary flavors of black cherry and blueberry preserves as the 2015, but it also has an earthen, herbal complexity that’s intriguing. It’s plush and rounded with fine, integrated tannins. An elegant, robust wine to enjoy now–2023.” 90/100  [December 2018]

Gilbert & Gaillard 2017: “right crimson with dark purple tints. Lovely nose of red fruits, blueberry, fine spices and a touch of garrigue. Fresh, rich, joyful palate with liquorice, fine-grain tannins and intense, precise, delightful aromas. Hides powerfulness well. Great future ahead.”

Ratings

John L. Livingston
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