Hommage à L’Amour 2018

Award Winner

Lyon International Competition
Gold – 2019

Gilbert & Gaillard Wine Guide
Gold – 2019

Philippe Lamour was a legendary lawyer, politician, and civil engineer (and, clearly, a busy guy). He had an adoration for – some would say an obsession with – the wines of the southern Rhône, particularly those that hailed from the region’s prestigious cru vineyards.

When his keen eye for valuable property took in Château Saint Louis la Perdrix in premium Costières de Nîmes (“a rising star” of the southern Rhône, proclaims Decanter), it was strewn with the same heat-trapping galet stones of those other famous vineyards and he was convinced he’d stumbled on the investment opportunity of a lifetime.

Today, proprietor Vianney Castan maintains Phillippe-approved, strict quality guidelines – including hand tending vines and hand harvesting grapes from the estate’s tiny, old-vine plot. A classic marriage of Syrah, Grenache, and Carignan from the superb 2018 vintage, his “homage” to Phillippe’s legacy was also partially aged in French oak barrels and boasts two gold medals.

Country

France

Varietal

Syrah Based Blend

Region

Costières de Nîmes AOP

Alcohol

15.0

Volume

750ml

Vintage

2018