LVT 2019 r 2019 wh 2019 rosé Improved wines, definite signs of revival at this long-established, large domaine. The Gigondas reds are always well filled: notable in 2016 were the ***** Le Pas de l'Aigle and the ****(*) Romane Machotte - the latter carries a high level of quality for an 80,000 to 100,000 bottle wine, often **** to ****(*). The Gigondas Domaine Grand Romane, a lovely vineyard at height, was a ****(*) in 2018, great VALUE. There is good Vacqueyras, also, and a real winner of a Côtes du Rhône blanc, made from early 1950s Clairette blanche on the high plateau of Grande Romane; the Roulepierre is steel vat prepared, the Domaine Grande Romane receives oak; the latter lives for 15 years, no problem, and its 2014 was ****(*), the 2017 and 2019 **** wines. There is a also good Cairanne red, Les Hautes Rives, which was **** in 2015, pre-bottling. From the northern Rhône, the 2015 Saint-Joseph Les Capelets red was a ****(*) wine when tasted pre-bottling.
In 2019 Pierre Amadieu bought the Cairanne Domaine des Hautes Cances, whose owners were retiring without a successor; the Amadieu family are working on re-invigorating its vineyard and cellar, so the future of that is bright.
Pierre Amadieu, father Jean-Pierre La Paillousse 84190 Gigondas
Tel: +33(0)490 65 84 08
Countries exported to:1) Germany 2) Belgium 3) Denmark
Percentage Exported: 10%
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