2012 Pas De L'aigle Gigondas

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  • Name: Domaine Amadieu Gigondas Le Pas de l'Aigle Red
    Area: Gigondas in the Rhone region (see Map)

    Location : In the heart of the Gigondas area, the 40 hectares of the Grand Romane estate has been blessed by the gods and shaped by man for over 2000 years. The vineyards face north-east in a wonderful Provencal climate. The vines flourish at a height of around 400 metres on the slopes of the Dentelle-de-Montmirail hills where the typical Rhone Valley Syrah and Grenache grapes are healthier and ripen later.
    Size of the vineyard / Total Production (in cases) : 8ha/2000 cases
    Tasting note : Deep and dark in colour with an intense complex nose of jammy fruit (prune, fig) prefiguring a silky mouth where delicate aromas of red fruit intermingled with the potency of jammy black fruit, bay and leather blossom into a superb finish of pepper and spice.
    Food pairing : A perfect match for flavourful dishes in a sauce or duck pâté.
    Terroir : Red gravely marl
    Age of the vines : 60 years
    Yields : 22 Hl/Ha
    Grape varieties : 85% Grenache 15 % Syrah.
    Vinification : Late harvesting; selection of the ripest bunches in the vineyard and on arrival at the winery;
    Winemaker : Pierre Amadieu
    Owner : Pierre Amadieu
    Type of ageing : The elegance conferred by maturing in once-used Allier barrels blends with the discreet woodiness from the tuns and brings out the complex aromas of the noble Rhone varieties.
    Tasting note : Deep and dark in colour with an intense complex nose of jammy fruit (prune, fig) prefiguring a silky mouth where delicate aromas of red fruit intermingled with the potency of jammy black fruit, bay and leather blossom into a superb finish of pepper and spice.
  • 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 a place named Domaine La Machotte. With these two domains, Pierre Amadieu is now known as a leading AOC Gigondas producer both in quality and quantity.

Category: Red, Rhone

Type: Wine

Vendor: zWineClub


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