Rhone Report 91-93+
"One of the top barrel samples, the 2011 Pierre Amadieu Vacqueyras La Grangeliére checks in as a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah that is aged 60% in tank, and 40% in 2-year-old barrels. Ripe, textured, and gorgeously rich, it offers up notions of bing cherry, licorice, leather, and spice-box to go with a fleshy, full-bodied palate. This will be a big 2011, and as with most wines from this vintage, it should be approachable on release. I suspect it will drink well for 7-8 years or more."
International Wine Cellar 90-92
"Bright ruby-red. Sexy, highly perfumed aromas of raspberry and cherry, with an Asian spice element building with air. Silky and seamless on the palate, offering juicy red fruit flavors and a lithe pinot-like texture and elegance. A floral note comes up with air and carries through the long, penetrating finish. Shows the elegance of the best '11s to full effect."~JR
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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.