Les Capelets - Red
Pierre Amadieu - Saint Joseph
Red,Saint Joseph
Syrah 100%
The Amadieu family settled in Gigondas in 1929. Pierre Amadieu, grandfather of the current winemaker, whose name is also Pierre, started the business with a small estate in Gigondas. In 1954, he had the opportunity to buy 280 acres that was not planted with vines. He gradually turned it into a vineyard, starting at the top of the hill at a place called "Grand Romane". Later he also planted vines halfway down the hill at the lieu-dit named "La Machotte". With these two domains, Pierre Amadieu is now known as a leading AOC Gigondas producer both in quality and quantity.
On very steep slopes of granite and gneiss, Saint Joseph Appellation is the ideal terroir for the Syrah.
The manual harvest starts after a tasting of the grapes has revealed their perfect ripeness. A controlled-temperature fermentation in stainless steel tanks reveals the mouth-filling, fruity notes typical of the Syrah grape. A 12 months ageing, including 70% in foudres and 30% in barrels, enhances the balance between colour, structure and aromas by adding roundness and silkiness.
Tasting notes
On the nose, aromas of blackcurrant and raspberry are nuanced with leather and liquorice notes as the wine ages. On the palate there are subtle flavours of red fruit and violet, developing powerful animal and mineral notes with a hint of cocoa and liquorice: a harmonious blend of elegance, intense aromas and silky tannins.
Food pairing
The perfect match, while young, with filet steak, or in a few years’ time with roasted pheasant or dark chocolate truffles. Drink at room temperature (17°C).
Aging potential
5 years
Grape varieties
Syrah 100%
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