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.
Our selection originates on the alluvial terraces of the Quaternary period, in the Western section of the appellation. This thick layer of gravel, pebbles and red clay provides a rich and generous aromatic pallet that was balanced by temperate climate conditions in 2014.
Crushing and destemming. Alternating pumping over and rack-and-returns during the maceration period. One third of the blend matured 14 months in new 275 liter Laurus barrels.
Production: 3 100 bottles
Bottling date: 23 June 2016
Bright ruby colour, a nose of raspberry, blackberry and lavender along with a touch of vanilla from the oak aging. Smooth and silky on the palate, offering juicy flavours of red fruits and a lively, refreshing acidity. The finish is long and generous with persistent tannins and a lingering blue-fruit element. (Tasted April 2016)
Serve at around 16° to 18°C (60° to 64°F). Recommend opening an hour before serving.
Best enjoyed between 2016 and 2021
Alc. by vol. 13.5%
Average of 35 to 40 years – 35hl/ha
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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