WINE OF THE WEEK
Domaine de L’Amandine Seguret 2019
I picked up another two bottles this morning. At S$31 each, they added up to S$62. As I am a Just Wine Club member, after the 8% discount, it came to S$57.04.
I am referring to Domaine de L’Amandine Seguret 2019 a red Cotes du Rhone able to also use the village – Seguret – as the name of the wine. Just like Gigondas which is probably the most famous of the Cotes-du-Rhone villages.
I am particularly proud of Domaine de L’Amadine as back in 2020, I recommended it to NTUC FairPrice Finest of which I am consultant.
As soon as I got home just now, I put the bottles in the wine fridge (this morning was the third purchase in the last two weeks), and just before dinner, will decant them 45 to 60 minutes before enjoying the floral, violetty, cherry fruit conveyed on ripe, soft tannins and round freshness.
I visited Domaine de L’Amandine in October 2020. The wines of the family-owned, family-managed estate are produced by third-generation Winemaker Mathilde Suter. Her father Alex continues to be involved in the viticulture and winemaking. The estate was begun by Mathilde’s maternal grandparents Maryse and Jean-Pierre Verdeau.
Mathilde Suter studied oenology at Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Alex Suter is English but grew up in South Africa. At 18, he arrived at Gigondas in the Cotes-du-Rhone and did a wine internship at Maison Gabriel Meffre
From left: Maryse and Jean-Pierre Verdeau (Mathilde’s maternal grandparents and founders of Domaine de L’Almadine), Mathilde Suter, and her parents Alex and Sabine Suter