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Gabriel Meffre

Vacqueyras

Appellation d'origine protégée

The vineyards of Vacqueyras spread between garrigue and stones. This terroir gives birth to a wine with character, lots of red fruit aromas and elegant tanins.

Vacqueyras
couleur
2012
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The harvest was generally smaller than the previous vintage due to a period of cold and wet weather in the early spring blossoming. However, a great weather, hot, dry and slightly windy allowed to pick healthy grapes, of good quality and maturity just before the rain-storm episode in late September 2012. The result is a generous vintage with small red fruits aromas (raspberry currant,...), fleshy, elegant with savoury notes of licorice and spices and roasted notes on the palate.

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91   Vinous
89   Wine Advocate - Robert Parker
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Vacqueyras
Vintage
2012

Grape Varieties: 

This Vacqueyras is made from Grenache and Syrah grapes. The vines are located in the villages of Vacqueyras and Sarrians on soils of stony alluvial deposits and stony terraces.

Winemaking: 

Harvest at optimum ripeness. The wine is stored in vats immediately in order to preserve aromas. The fermentation on skins lasts for 3 weeks for an optimal extraction. The temperatures are strictly controlled (28°C maximum). The wine is racked off and undergoes malolactic fermentation. Then it is stored in vats during 8 months and bottled. It is then aged in bottle for 6 months.

Tasting notes: 

Full and deep purple in colour, this wine develops a ripe-fruit character with a touch of mild spices. Full and generous, the mouth presents plenty of depth and persistence with harmonious tannins.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Food pairing : Roasted and grilled meat or cheese.

Service temperature : 16°C.
Ageing : 5 to 7 years.

Standing guard at the top of the village, the church of Vacqueyras is named after the apostle Bartholomew.

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