Grande Réserve Red
Pierre Amadieu - Côtes du Rhône
Red,Côtes du Rhône
80% Grenache -20% Syrah
history
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 Domaine 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.
Tasting notes
This deep-coloured wine displays delightful fragrances of blackberry, blackcurrant along with raspberries.
Food pairing
With smelly delicatessen, a Rib of beef cooked on vine-shoots, cheeses.
Aging potential
To be drunk now or within 5 years
Grape varieties
80% Grenache -20% Syrah
Vineyard
Vineyards from the Amadieu estate in Gigondas in partnership with a winemaker from the south Rhone Valley. A gravely soil of the right bank of the Rhône River, perfectly blended with very ripened Grenache bunches and a grown limestone Terroir. Vines : 30 years old - Yield : 50 Hl/Ha.
Winemaking
Each bunch is picked up by hand and vinified in stainless steel tanks in order to keep the full expression and the freshness of each variety. Ageing : In stainless steel tanks.
Press
Previous rating
201690 Wine Spectator
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