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Gabriel Meffre


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.


The 2017 vintage is one of the most promissing of the past few years with wines that are particularly elegant and harmonious, with superb, concentrated aromas and a solid ageing potential. The weather conditions during the growing season were difficult and extreme, resulting in a challenging task at harvest time. The high temperatures and almost total lack of rainfall since Springtime brought the harvest date forward by almost 10 days in many regions. Although these extreme conditions impacted heavily on the size of the harvest, with one of the smallest in the last 60 years, the quality is exceptional.


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.


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 (30°C maximum). The wine is racked off and undergoes malolactic fermentation. Then it is placed in vats during 12 months before bottling. Ageing in bottle for 6 months.


Specific to this 2017 vintage: the high temperatures during the harvest required special attention during the winemaking. Indeed, the challenge of our team was to maintain cool enough temperatures in order to preserve the aromatic potential and the freshness of the wine.

Tasting notes: 

Brilliant colour with purple highlights. Elegant nose with aromas of "garrigue" and black olive "tapenade". Seductive and silky palate with notes of black cherry and plum with delicate tannins. A subtly spicy finish.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

It will pair nicely with roasted guinea fowl with olives and lamb stew. Enjoy it now and over the next 8 years.

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

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