Les Hautes Rives - Red
Pierre Amadieu - Cairanne
Red,Cairanne
Grenache 60% Mourvèdre 25% Syrah 15%
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
Charming and full-flavoured, this red Cairanne offers a suave combination of balance and freshness.
Food pairing
Serve it at room temperature (17° C), with a spicy lamb shoulder Confit.
Aging potential
Enjoy it now or within 5 years.
Grape varieties
Grenache 60% Mourvèdre 25% Syrah 15%
Vineyard
The Hautes Rives Vineyards are located on the hillside slopes above the village of Cairanne, and are delimited by cliffs overlooking the Aygues River.
Winemaking
In order to keep all its original fruit and elegance, this Cuvée is elaborated focusing on simplicity. Classical vinification in stainless-steel tank.
Press
Current and upcoming vintage ratings :
201890 Wine Advocate
Previous rating
201790 Wine Spectator
90
2018
Often overlooked in the Amadieu lineup, the 2018 Cairanne les Hautes Rives is another terrific value. A blend of 60% Grenache, 25% Mourvèdre and 15% Syrah, it offers up dark, earthy scents reminiscent of black cherries, plums and cola, while being full-bodied, round and generous on the palate, with a supple, slightly velvety finish.
Joe Czerwinski Wine Advocate
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