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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
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2015
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After a warm and hot summer, some rainy periods enabled the grapes to achieve the ideal maturity. During the harvest (which was early), the wind regulated the excessive temperatures, preserving the aromas of the grapes. This ideal weather and healthy conditions make the 2015 vintage one of the most qualitative in recent years.

Rewards

91   Wine Spectator

15.5/20   Jancis Robinson

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Vacqueyras
Vintage
2015

Grape Varieties: 

This Vacqueyras is mainly made from Grenache and Syrah grapes. The vines are located in the villages of Vacqueyras & 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 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. Ageing 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 delicate tannins. A subtly spicy finish.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

It will pair nicely with monkfish in lobster sauce or goat cheese marinated with 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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