A blend of Duras and Braucol, grapes local to Gaillac, this wine is named after the spirit (Ame) of wine. Showing the potential of red Gaillac, this is a beautifully balanced and concentrated wine, with tannins that are already well integrated into the wood and sweet fruits. Age for 4–6 years, but can be drunk sooner.
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