2013 Romane-machotte Gigondas
Name: 201 Domaine Amadieu Gigondas Romane Machotte Red
Area: gigondas, france (see Map)
Tasting note: Produced from the young wines from the 2 Domaines of the Amadieu family, this is soft and very fruity wine.
Food pairing: Lamb cutlets, red meat in sauce. After a few years ageing, game and ripe cheeses.
Location : South Rhone Valley, on the terraces of the Dentelles de Montmirail, near the village of Gigondas.
Size of the vineyard / Total Production (in cases) : 130 acres. 10 to 12000 cases according to the vintage. Terroir
Age of the vines : 45 years old
Yields: 2 T. per acre. Very low yield.
Grape varieties: 80% Grenache 20% Syrah
Vinification: Traditional. Bunches completely destemmed. 20 to 25 days of fermentation with pumping over.
Winemaker: Pierre Amadieu
Owner: Famille Amadieu
Type of ageing: 12 months in oak tuns.
- 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.