Pierre Amadieu Côtes du Rhône Roulepierre 2006
Bunches of Grenache and Syrah grown on Chalk and clay soils are strictly sorted to produce this cuvée. Hand made harvests and traditional wine making process express a pleasant colour together with red and black fruits scents (black berry, plum). A sweet touch of liquorice enhance the beautiful palate. A mouth filling wine in a pure Rhône style. To drink in its youth (2 years) or within 5 years on a grilled poultry, a roasted veal with an unctuous sauce.
This was actually the first Rhone I have had the pleasure of trying. It was a medium-bodied wine with hints of spices and pepper. If other Rhônes are as good at this one I may switch to buying these. For $12 you can't go wrong with this Côtes-du-Rhône.
Hints of pepper and spice on the nose, maybe slightly earthy as well. Dark fruit on the palate with a little pepper there too. Medium bodied and well-balanced through the finish. A fine example of Cotes du Rhone in my opinion.
Very solid, well-made, classic Rhone wine. Great value and a perfect everyday red.
As I've only just begun to appreciate wine, I randomly grab bottles from the wine racks that fit my price range. After learning more about how to identify good wines, how to discern fact from fiction when speaking with store clerks and which wines I really prefer, I will avoid grabbing the nicest looking label, or just buying French because it's French. The 2006 I'm drinking now is very smooth with little aftertaste. It's dark purple in colour and has a mild smell. I looked at the 'drink date' listed on this site as being a few years ago. It tastes fine to me. Perhaps it would've tasted even better in 2008. I would buy it again if there weren't so many other wines to sample.
External Reviews for Pierre Amadieu Côtes du Rhône Roulepierre
ldquo;Roulepierrerdquo; (rolling rock) sums up this flinty, blackberry coated Rhocirc;ne. Herbs and mineral with whiffs of ripe black fruits predominate the nose and palate. Gripping tannins and lively acidity make this a superb food wine. Quite complex for the cost.
Pierre Amadieursquo;s 2009 Cocirc;tes du Rhocirc;ne Roulepierre has wonderful scents of smoked cherries and crushed fruit. Itrsquo;s fairly full-bodied with intense black and red fruit flavors, and a powerfully long finish with a lot of fine, youthful tannins. This is quite concentrated for a Cocirc;tes du Rhocirc;ne and tastes like a junior Chacirc;teauneuf. Made from 75% Grenache and the rest Syrah, it should have several years of positive development in the bottle and is a real value.
Wines from the Cocirc;tes du Rhocirc;ne have remained consistent bargains, and this Amadieu is a great example. Round cherry and raspberry fruit make this a great every night wine.
Really fresh and ripe, with dark cherry, licorice and graphite flavors that race through the medium-bodied finish. Drink now through 2008.
A nice restrained style, with fine-grained tannins carrying cocoa powder, currant paste and fig notes through the slightly firm finish. Drink now through 2009.
Tremendous value. Great food wine with a rustic country taste and mouthfeel. Medium-bodied, the darker fruits are displayed beautifully. This is a holiday wine. My full endorsement.
Pierre Amadieu's 2009 Côtes du Rhône Roulepierre has wonderful scents of smoked cherries and crushed fruit. It's fairly full-bodied with intense black and red fruit flavors, and a powerfully long finish with a lot of fine, youthful tannins. This is quite concentrated for a Côtes du Rhône and tastes like a junior Châteauneuf. Made from 75% Grenache and the rest Syrah, it should have several years of positive development in the bottle and is a real value.