Camille Wallut is the name of the winemaker at this stunning estate. Founded in 1995, the family have been producing elegant white and red wines for two decades by now. Their vineyards stretch from 600-750 metres above sea level, and temperatures up here are way cooler than on the valley floor. For that reason, Saint Amant's white wines are based on Viognier, an aromatic variety more associated with Condrieu in the Northern Rhone valley. Camille's red wines carry more Syrah compared to neighbouring producers, again thanks to the high altitude vineyards.
Domaine Saint Amant is located in the small village of Suzette, within the boundaries of Beaumes de Venise appellation, in the Southern Rhone Valley. The estate vineyards are the highest in the entire Rhone Valley, enabling the Wallut family to bottle white and red wines far more graceful than any other Southern Rhone producer.
These are honest and elegant wines. Whites are refreshing while reds rely on red fruit flavours and fine grained tannins. No need for philosophies here.
White wines do not undergo malolactic fermentation. Red wines are pressed following fairly macerations. Elegance is key.