About Chateau Signac
This sunny site on the right bank of the Rhone has been planted with vines since Roman times. While we’re not sure about the quality back then, today we can safely commend the Amez-Droz family for producing good wines at even better prices.
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90 Points | International Wine Cellar , November 2009
(a blend of 45% syrah, 30% carignan and 25% grenache): Bright red-ruby. Precise aromas of blueberry, dark plum, violet, medicinal herbs and crushed rock. Juicy, sweet and energetic, with an urgent intensity to the flavors of black fruits and licorice lifted by pepper. At once smooth and light on its feet. Gives a classically dry impression despite its full ripeness and really scrapes the palate clean on the persistent finish. (ST)
88-90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
better with age
we drank the last bottle of the Chateau Signac last night. It has a lot more character than some cotes du rhone wines.
After an hour in the glass this wine opened to reveal a bouquet of violets over barnyard aromas (in a good way). Surprisingly complex, and really a joy to explore. I would definitely order more, and the wine should age well for at least another 5 years.
Enjoyed this wine.
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one of my favorite 15 dollar wines, opens up nicely in half hour or more,
Improving with age
Dark purplish red, somewhat muted on the nose I thought, rich, plummy velvet texture, smooth on the palate if not anything noteworthy at first glance. I'm getting to like this better with a little age. Initially I thought it a little soft, fruit-forward; now there are more angles, a bit of depth, still primarily driven by the fruit upfront.
here come the tannins
lots of tannins, very dry, softens up alot after an hour in the glass, needs shelf time, good potential for a 15 dollar wine
About the Cotes du Rhone
The entire Rhone Valley is frequently referred to as the Cotes du Rhone, but this is also the name of the generic appellation that covers more than 100 communes in the region north of Avignon. The primary varieties cultivated here are Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Carignan. Wines simply labeled Cotes du Rhone may rank at the bottom of the hierarchy...
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