Le Pas de l'Aigle Red
Pierre Amadieu - Gigondas
Red,Gigondas
85% Grenache 15 % 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
Deep and dark in colour with an intense complex nose of jammy fruit (plum, fig) prefiguring a silky mouth where delicate aromas of red fruit intermingled with the potency of jammy black fruit, bay and leather blossom into a superb finish of pepper and spice.
Food pairing
A perfect match for flavourful dishes in a sauce or duck pâté.
Aging potential
Forget about it for a decade and drink at room temperature (about 17°C).
Grape varieties
85% Grenache 15 % Syrah.
Vineyard
In the heart of the Gigondas area, the 40 hectares of the Grand Romane estate has been blessed by the gods and shaped by man for over 2000 years. The vineyards face north-east in a wonderful Provencal climate. The vines flourish at a height of around 400 metres on the slopes of the Dentelle-de-Montmirail hills where the typical Rhone Valley Syrah and Grenache grapes are healthier and riped later. Red gravely marl. Vines : 60 years - 8ha - Yield : 22 Hl/Ha
Winemaking
Late harvesting; selection of the ripest bunches in the vineyard and on arrival at the winery; intensive vinification (vatting for one month and delestage) to extract all the delicacy and strength. The elegance conferred by maturing in once-used Allier barrels blends with the discreet woodiness from the tuns and brings out the complex aromas of the noble Rhone varieties.
Press
Current and upcoming vintage ratings :
201892 Wine Spectator
201893-95 Wine Advocate
201792 Wine Advocate
201794 Wine Spectator
201791 Wine Enthusiast
Previous rating
201695 Jeb Dunnuck
201694 Wine Spectator
201693 Wine Advocate
94
2017
Very solid, with plum paste, fig pâte de fruit and black currant preserve flavors pumping through, laced with juniper and garrigue notes and supported by a chalky underpinning on the finish.
Wine Spectator
Terrisson Wines
195 rue Guy Arnaud
30900 Nîmes - FRANCE
+33 (0)4.66.23.44.22
GOVERNMENT WARNING : (1) According to the Surgeon General, women should not drink alcoholic beverages during pregnancy because of the risk of birth defects. (2) Consumption of alcoholic beverages impairs your ability to drive a car or operate machinery, and may cause health problems