DOMAINE de L’AMEILLAUD

Southern Rhone, France

DOMAINE de L’AMEILLAUD

Southern Rhone, France

Wine Maker: Nick Thompson

Nick Thompson moved from his native England twenty years ago to study oenology in France where he met his wife Sabine (who is also an oenologist).

He has been making wine in the region since 1983 and since then has turned Domaine de l’Ameillaud into one of the stars of the region consistently bottling value blends of luscious concentration.

The fruit is from 40-60 year old Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre vines and the natural fermentations are done in massive concrete tanks where the wines also go through malolactic fermentation; there’s not an oak barrel to be found on the estate, but then again, the wines don’t need it.