Romane Machotte Red
Pierre Amadieu - Gigondas
Red,Gigondas
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 "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
The old vines of Grenache and Syrah that produce this Gigondas are deeply rooted in the chalk and clay slopes of the family estate, where the scent of the “garrigue” that grew there for centuries still perfumes the vines that have replaced it. of Gigondas. Jurassic calcareous clay. Vines : 45 years old - 130 acres - Yield :2 T. per acre - Very low yield.
Winemaking
Early in October, the hand picking starts under the warm autumn sun, the moment when the grapes are just starting to be perfectly ripe. The “cuvaison” is long (about 30 days) in order to extract only the best from each grape variety – and to allow the spirit and the traditions of our family terroir to be expressed. A traditional ageing of 12 months, partly in two year-old barrels and partly in oak casks, allows a blending of the delicate oak flavours with the subtle natural micro-oxygenation of the wine.
Tasting notes
Plum jam with a hint of vanilla and juicy blackcurrant are enveloped in soft yet powerful tannins, mingling with scents of provençal wild herbs (thyme, laurel and rosemary) to produce an aromatic bouquet, building to a long and spicy finish seasoned with black pepper.
Food pairing
Enjoy this wine with a beef stew seasoned with rosemary, or vanilla ice cream and fresh strawberry purée.
Aging potential
Drink now, or within the next 5 years.
Grape varieties
80% Grenache - 20% Syrah
Press
Current and upcoming vintage ratings :
201891 Wine Advocate
201893 Wine Spectator
201893 Wine Enthusiast
Previous rating
201793-94 Wine Spectator
201790 Wine Advocate
201791 Wine Enthusiast
201692 Wine Advocate
201694 Wine Enthusiast
93
2018
Ripe and suave in feel, with a caressing edge to a mix of crushed plum, cassis and cherry preserve flavors as they glide through. Light mineral and black tea notes add range through the finish, which is sneaky long, leaving a mouthwatering feel. Latent depth too, so worth letting this develop in the cellar.
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