Domaine des Homs L'Amandier Rouge, Languedoc, France 2020 (750ml)
100% Cinsault from the heart of Minervois. An under-appreciated grape from an under-appreciated region. Floral and stewed plum and cherry aromas on the nose, blueberry, pepper and a bit of spice on the palate - almost Beaujolais like in character and mouth feel. Drink slightly chilled.
ABOUT THE WINERY
In 1865, Paul De Crozals, our ancestor, discovered this exceptional terroir on this terrace in the Minervois. He fell so deeply in love with it that he acquired the estate and its land.
The gold medal for the “Gravières de Sancastel” cuvée at the Macon agricultural competition in 1974 attests to the exceptional quality of this terroir. When the jury asked him the name of this cuvée which did not have a name at the time he said: “It is the gravel mound without the château” in other words “Gravières de Sancastel” which will become the name of the cuvée until today.
14 % alc./vol