Domaine Grand Romane Red
Pierre Amadieu - Gigondas
Red,Gigondas
15% Syrah 20% Mourvèdre 65% Grenache
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 "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.
Vineyard
South Rhone Valley near the village of Gigondas. Vines planted in the foothills of the famous "Dentelles de Montmirail", at a height of 1200 feet. sandy marl. Jurassic calcareous clay. Vines : 52 years old - 40 Hectares (90 Acres) - Yield :Less than 2 T per acre (very low).
Winemaking
The traditional process for the Syrah and Grenache. The harvest is completely destemmed and macerated for 20 to 25 days with frequent racking during fermentation. The Mourvèdre is vinified by carbonic maceration to enhance the fruit. Ageing : 1/3 in new oak barrels , 1/3 in 1-year old barrels , 1/3 in oak tuns.
Tasting notes
The wine is full-bodied with silky tannins. Because it has been matured in barrels that soften the tannins, the Domaine Grand Romane is ready to drink when released on the market.
Food pairing
Barbecues, grilled meats, spicy food (Provençal, Mexican), lamb and ripe cheeses.
Aging potential
8 to 10 years.
Grape varieties
15% Syrah 20% Mourvèdre 65% Grenache
Press
Current and upcoming vintage ratings :
201892 Wine Advocate
201894 Wine Spectator
201894 Wine Enthusiast
Previous rating
201794 Wine Advocate
201794 Wine Spectator
94
2018
Powerfully ripe yet vital and fresh, this full-bodied blend of Grenache (65%), Mourvèdre (20%) and Syrah (15%) was sourced from the highest vineyard plots in the producer's estate. It's an intense, fleshy sip heaving with sun-drenched black cherry and preserved-berry flavors accented by hints of bay leaf, crushed pepper and anise. Supple tannins and fresh acidity make it immediately enjoyable but the wine should stay at peak through 2028 and hold further still.
Anna Lee C. Iijima Wine Enthusiast
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