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Vacqueyras

Appellation d'origine protégée

Plots are selected on the "Garrigue" sector, one of the best of the appellation. Grapes are harvested at perfect maturity to produce a wine of great character, typical of its terroir.

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2011
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The hot dry spring heralded an early harvest. But a contrasted summer (July was cool and wet, August hot and dry) followed by a fine Indian summer proved ideal for grape ripeness. Harvests began on the 14th September.

Rewards
88   Wine Spectator
92   Wine Advocate - Robert Parker
15/20   Guide Bettane & Desseauve
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Vacqueyras
Vintage
2011

Grape Varieties: 

70% Grenache
30% Syrah

Terroir: 

« Garrigue » sector, on rocky soils of alluvial origin.

Winemaking: 

De-stemming and pressing. Alternation of punch-downs and rack-and-return operations during the maceration stage. 15 months of elevage for the Syrah wine in 275-litre oak Laurus barrels (1, 2 and 3 wines).

Production: 6,600 bottles 
Bottled on: 27/11/2013

Tasting notes: 

Deep and dark red colour. The nose begins with ripe red fruit, spices and notes of the garrigue, which are typical of this particular terroir. To the palate it is generous and the silky smooth tannins are fully expressed, producing a fresh-tasting and elegant finish (June 2014).

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

16-18° C

Terrine of pheasant with foie gras
Stuffed quail & truffle-flavoured mousseline

Optimum maturity: 2014-2021

Nestled between Gigondas & Beaumes de Venise, at the foothills of the Dentelles de Montmirail, Vacqueyras was one of the firts villages to be recognized for the quality of its wines in 1955, prior to being awarded “Cru des Côtes du Rhône” status in 1990.

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