Spring 2023 Newsletter

Dear winelovers,

Spring is here and the vines bring it to light! As we finished the winter pruning, we went into the vines to crush the cut shoots and we started ploughings. The vines start to ” tear “: this is the sign that the plant is coming out of its dormancy period. The 2023 vintage is coming.

Sheep are back in our Gigondas vineyards

Our grandfather was a pioneer in many things. As early as the 1950s, he used to pasture a large group of sheep in the vineyard during the off-season – up to 700 sheep – to control grass cover and provide a natural manure! This winter, we renewed this practice in the vineyard of Romane and La Machotte with a flock from the region.

Gigondas Domaine Grand Romane 2021 : Gold Medal !

After the 2019 vintage, it is now time to award our Gigondas Domaine Grand Romane rouge 2021 with the gold medal at the Concours des Vignerons Indépendants 2023. This award is a result of a year’s work on this particularly cold vintage.

Maintaining and sustaining the vineyard

Planted in the 1950s, the oldest part of our Gigondas vineyard needs to be renewed in some areas. The highest parcels of the estate, located at an altitude of 500m and planted with Syrah, are particularly concerned. Every year since 2019, we have started uprooting and planting in small areas. This year, we are experimenting with “grafting in place“. This technique involves planting the rootstock first and then inserting the graft one or two years later. The main advantage of this type of grafting is to take benefit of a functional root system, which allows an earlier production of grapes with more strength.

Which wine for Easter?

Easter is a time to get together for a nice meal and to bring out the best bottles to enhance your meal. Whether you are preparing the traditional Easter lamb or opt for an innovative recipe, we have the right wine for you

We tell you everything about the wines to age

In Gigondas, we produce wines that are made to be aged, sometimes for more than a decade. What is a wine to age ? What are the characteristics that allow it to keep well and, above all, under what conditions should you preserve your precious bottles?

Come and visit us!

Whether you come to the cellar to taste our wines, or stay at our guest house, the Villa Sainte Anne, we will be pleased to welcome you and share our passion! Nathalie, Geneviève, Marie-Pierre or Maguelone receive you at the cellar every day from 10am to 12:30pm and from 2pm to 6pm.

Meet us at our wine tourism activities

Cultural walk in the heart of the vineyard and wine tasting. Next event : Wednesday, April 19 at 9:30 am

Les Ateliers dégustations every last Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm

Winery visits and tasting of Gigondas wines every Friday at 11am

I hope to satisfy your expectations and to bring you beautiful emotions through my wines, please receive my friendly and dedicated winemaking thoughts.

Pierre Amadieu