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.
Very fruity in the nose. Medium-bodied with tannins that are present but soft.
Red grilled meats, Provençal dishes, pasta, chicken, etc.
25% Syrah - 75% Grenache
South Rhone Valley. 2 types of terroir: one producing the Amadieu family young Gigondas Estate wines and a one of smooth pebbles.
Jurassic calcareous clay.
Vines : Average of 25 years old - 30 Acres -Yield : 2.3 T./ Acre. Low yield for a Côtes du Rhône
Traditional with vatting for 15 to 17 days to extract the fruit./nConcrete vats. No oaking in order to "protect" the fruit.
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