La Paillousse Red
Pierre Amadieu - Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Blend of Grenache and Syrah
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.
In the area of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Soil is made of big round pebbles where vines can nevertheless take root ! The big pebbles are keeping heat of the day which benefits to the vines during the night.
Harvest are done by hand in October and the winemaking is done respecting the tradition of this well-known appellation. Ageing is done in oak casks during 14 months.
Tasting notes
A deep purple colour, some delicate red fruits and fig aromas on the nose. On the palate, velvety aromas of black fruits, mint, liquorice, garrigue.
Food pairing
Try it with game and mushrooms, and also with ...liquorice ice.
Aging potential
You can either leave it for a while (10 years) or enjoy it from its second year.
Grape varieties
Blend of Grenache and Syrah
Terrisson Wines
195 rue Guy Arnaud
30900 Nîmes - FRANCE
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