Monday, June 12, 2023

Pierre Amadieu Gigondas Romane Machotte, 2019

I have been drinking and enjoying Gigondas wines from Pierre Amadieu for many years. He is an excellent producer. This traditionally made Romane Machotte ranks high on my all-time list. It is 80% Grenache, 20% Syrah fermented 21 days in concrete vats and then matured 12 months in foudres and barrels. It was a favorite of many of our NTP tasters.

Deep and dark. Lifted red and black fruits with prominent garrigue (Provencal herbs). Unmistakable Gigondas personality.. Beautiful velvety mouth feel with prominent tannins but powerful fruit flavors peeking through. The finish is relatively short today but offering promise of great things to come. I would love to taste this wine at 8 to 10 years of age. My score: 19 out of 20.

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