2019 Seyssuel Kamaka, Domaine Bott

This is perhaps the wine that needs the most explanation in the Bott cellar. The name may sound unfamiliar. Don’t worry, we’d never tried a Seyssuel either. It comes from vines planted just a 10 minute drive from Ampuis. The soils here are made up of schist and gneiss and Julie says they look shiny when the sunlight catches them. There’s no granite here, on the other side of the river, and the Syrah is floral and pinot-esque, with an elegant texture. Kamata is the Maori work for rock or stone, and a nod to Graeme’s Kiwi origins. Light, fragrant, and delectable. More than a curiosity.

Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£44.68
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£268.08

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    France
  • Grape
    Shiraz/Syrah
  • Maturity
    Young 2022 - 2030
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    13%
2019 Seyssuel Kamaka, Domaine Bott
Domaine Bott

Kiwi Graeme and local Julie met working for Stéphane Ogier. After a decade spent working for one of the greatest winemakers of Côte Rôtie, the young couple, affectionately known as “Les Kiwis d’Ampuis”, decided to strike out on their own. They own six hectares across Côte Rôtie, Condrieu, and St Joseph that they are busily planting. With the success of their first few vintages they have managed to upgrade winemaking facilities from their small garage to a neighbour’s slightly larger one. These wines are handcrafted, and the early results suggest a bright future for this new domaine.

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