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Wine Region: Languedoc Roussillon - France
Grape: Grenache, Carignan and Syrah
Tasting notes: 'The top dry wine here, the 2018 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Origine is equal parts Carignan, Grenache and Syrah, all aged in a single foudre for 18 months. Scents of asphalt and espresso lead the way, although a splash through a decanter will help tame those, letting more raspberry and black cherry notes emerge. It's full-bodied and richly textured, with furry tannins that linger through the finish.'
Expert Ratings: Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 90 / 100
About the Winery: The 170 ha of Mas Amiel vines are located in the South of France between the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenees mountains.
In 1816, a bishop bet one of his plots of land at a gaming table and lost it to Raymond Etienne Amiel. At that time, the property consisted only of 10ha of vines. Destroyed by the phylloxera in 1865, the estate was replanted with American vines and a cellar was built.
At the beginning of the 20th century, Jean Dupuy produced the first natural sweet wine branded Mas Amiel. The estate continued to expand throughout the whole century. In 1999, Olivier Decelle took over Mas Amiel and developed the property into a world-renowned benchmark.
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