AOC Côtes du Rhône (Beaume de Venise)
Grenache rouge 60%
Garnet red. Promising nose of blackberry, black currant, cherry, thyme, and rosemary. Good balance being fresh, fruity, and full bodied. Notes of peppermint and liquorice in the finish.
Domaine Denis Amiel
15°-18°C, just before serving, best to decant. This allows the fruit to open.
Wonderful when served as an apertif, chilled, with Creme de Casis mixed. Or with ground meat willed with vegatables, herb crusted leg of lamb, ratatouille, goat cheese with pine nuts.
4-5 years, when stored in a cool, dry area, on its side.