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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
2014
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Freshness, minerality and elegant texture are the character and the typicity of this vintage. Harmonious and particularly qualitative thanks to good weather conditions: a humid winter and dry spring combined with a warm to hot end of summer resulted in very healthy sanitary conditions in the vineyard. The maturation was slow but constant up to harvest time.

Rewards

90   Vinous

17/20   Jancis Robinson

86   Decanter

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Vacqueyras
Vintage
2014

Grape Varieties: 

This Vacqueyras is mainly made from Grenache and Syrah grapes. The vines are located in the villages of Vacqueyras and Sarrians on soils of 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 placed in vats during 8 months before bottling. It is then aged in bottle for 6 months.

Tasting notes: 

Brilliant color with purple highlights. Spicy nose with red fruits and violets
aromas. Elegant and silky palate with fruity notes and elegant tannins. A subtly spicy finish.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

It will pair nicely with monkfish in lobster sauce or goat cheese marinated in
olive oil. Enjoy it now and over the next 7 years.

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

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