"We've been working with Amido since the 1998 vintage, seen the death of the patriarch and the rise of their talented winemaker Antoine Berthaud, husband of the late Christian Amido's granddaughter Amandine (for whom the rose is named). The 2013 Cotes du Rhone Villages, from the village of Signargues (about five miles from Lirac) continues a line that this wine has followed since the 2011 vintage, tons of forward fruit, soft, well-integrated tannin and plenty of up-front drinkability.
Domaine Amido has just over five hectares of vines in the village of Signargues, about half a dozen kilometers south of Tavel. The soil resembles that of Lirac, with galets roulets and clay, and the vineyards have a southern exposure. The wine is made with 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre, and aged in tank. It is forward and fruity, yet with and underlying seriousness that helps it to resemble the more expensive Lirac."