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Gabriel Meffre "Patron Saints"


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.

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.
90   Vinous - Josh Raynolds
17/20   Jancis Robinson
86   Decanter
14/20   Guide des Vins Bettane & Desseauve 2018
4*   Rod Philips (Canada)


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.


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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