Amadieu Gigondas

Amadieu Gigondas

Pierre Amadieu Gigondas Romane Machotte 2018

Tasting Notes

Flavors of black and red berries are enveloped in soft yet powerful tannins, mingling with scents of provençal wild herbs (thyme, laurel and rosemary). It produces an aromatic bouquet, building to a long and spicy finish seasoned with black pepper.

Sourced from vines averaging 45 years in age on limestone and marl soils, this blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah spotlights ripe but pristine mulberry and boysenberry flavors. It’s a concentrated wine lifted by a chalky, salty mineral undertow, finishing on fine, supple tannins. Ready now, the wine should drink well through 2028.


The vines of Grenache and Syrah that produce this Gigondas are deeply rooted on the hillsides of the family estate, where the scent of the “garrigue” that grew there for centuries still perfumes the vines that have replaced it. The soils are composed of alternating Cretaceous limestone and marl, with a northwest exposure at an altitude of 300 m. The average age of the vines in this selection is 45 years.


Hand picked. A 21 days fermentation in concrete tanks extracts only the best from each grape variety and reveals the spirit and the traditions of our family terroir. A traditional aging of 12 months in foudres and barrels allows a blending of the delicate oak flavours with the subtle natural micro-oxygenation of the wine.