Malmont Côtes du Rhône AOC Rouge 2016
A peppery blend of Syrah (65%) and Grenache, the first variety providing black cherry aromas, the second the soft warmth of its sweet fruit and heady dried Mediterranean brush herbs (garrigue) notes. Powerful and concentrated, it manages to keep a refreshing edge thanks to well-managed ripeness and finely grained tannins. 13%. Drink now to 2026.
Ratings: Guide des vins Bettane + Desseauve 2018, 15/20
Serving suggestions: Vegetable couscous, stuffed peppers or eggplants; delightful with Singaporean and Indian dishes.
Malmont Domaine Viticole
The young Swiss winemaker of Domaine Malmont devotes particular attention to detail in his methodical approach to vineyard management and wine-making, privileging freshness and expression in his wines over power. His 4 hectares of vines on steep terraces on the Malmont mountain are located at an altitude between 300 and 360m, ensuring freshness in the wine. While not certified organic, the same meticulous approach is devoted to maximize environmental sustainability.