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Pierre Amadieu Côtes du Rhône Roulepierre 2006

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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.

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Pierre Amadieu:
Our history begins in 1929 when my grand father decides to bottle and trade under the signature Pierre Amadieu his wine coming from the 7 hectares (17 acres) of vineyard in Gigondas passed on by generation to generation. He is then one of the firsts to print the name of the appellation on his bottles and obtains from 1932 a golden medal in the National Agricultural Concours of Paris.I am presen... Read more
Our history begins in 1929 when my grand father decides to bottle and trade under the signature Pierre Amadieu his wine coming from the 7 hectares (17 acres) of vineyard in Gigondas passed on by generation to generation. He is then one of the firsts to print the name of the appellation on his bottles and obtains from 1932 a golden medal in the National Agricultural Concours of Paris.I am presently on the head of the company and I am in charge of winemaking and maturing. I work with my uncle Claude who runs the vineyard. Together we follow the familial way of thinking by respecting soils and traditions in order to make you share wines faithful to the quality ambition of our grandfather and by adding a note of modernity in order to delight the most demanding and the most curious palates.I am not a follower of over-extracted wines and often "heavy" to taste ; my ambition is rather to obtain well-balanced wines with a Burgundy fineness. Through the maturing I try to reveal all the elegance and the richness of our protected terroirs located on the heights of the appellation Gigondas. From vines to the bottling patience and observation are required. Today appreciated all over the world, every vintage reserves its subtleties which I am happy to subject to your appreciation. Pierre Amadieu Read less

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Snooth User: tabednar
949302,449
4.00 5
11/20/2008

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.


Snooth User: ttutony
407981,093
4.00 5
11/20/2008

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.


Snooth User: sgraham
1681326
3.50 5
04/20/2009

Very solid, well-made, classic Rhone wine. Great value and a perfect everyday red.

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Snooth User: FarfromtheVine
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0.00 5
07/29/2011

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.


Snooth User: Laura Freeman
2139967
4.00 5
07/12/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Pierre Amadieu Côtes du Rhône Roulepierre

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Really fresh and ripe, with dark cherry, licorice and graphite flavors that race through the medium-bodied finish. Drink now through 2008.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
09/27/2011

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.



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.

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