$80.00 USD

Alexandre’s friend Sandrine Caloz likes to quip that the Valais is “the real Northern Rhône” (the river’s source lies nearby), and the Syrah from Cave des Amandiers adds ample fuel to that argument. Sourced from a handful of parcels—some of which are planted to the fabled Serines– in Fully and Leytron, this ferments with 20% whole clusters and spends 18 months in a combination of barriques and demi-muids. With rich but taut dark fruit and gripping but finely rendered tannins, this gives high-toned spice and earthy punch alike, with a vibrant dynamism that is very much a signature of Alexandre’s touch.