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Gabriel Meffre "Patron Saints"

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.

Gabriel Meffre signature Vacqueyras
couleur
2018
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2018 was atypical in many ways. This vintage required a constant presence from the vineyards to the cellar. After a mild Winter, the wet and rainy Spring gave way to a beautiful Summer, favoring a perfect growth cycle. September ushered in an Indian Summer that proved to be ideal for quality with cool nights and warm, sunny days. The grapes were harvested over 8 weeks at optimal maturity and under perfect weather conditons. The result is an elegant vintage with a particularly aromatic profile and a superbe balance.
Rewards

91 pts Jeb Dunnuck

15/20 Jancis Robinson

etiquette
Vacqueyras
Vintage
2018

Grape Varieties: 

Grenache and Syrah.

Terroir: 

The vines are located in the villages of Vacqueyras & Sarrians on soils of alluvial deposits and stony terraces. The climate is Mediterranean, with two dry seasons (summer and winter) and two rainy seasons (fall and spring). The Mistral wind sweeps and cleanses the vineyards.

Winemaking: 

Harvested the first half of September due to the warm ripening conditions, the grapes were destemmed and placed in temperature-controled vats. Fermentation, which lasted 3 weeks, was carefully monitored and limited to a maximum of 30°C to preserve fruit and freshness, followed by 12 months of ageing in tank.
Vegan Friendly.

Tasting notes: 

« A step up over the 2017, the 2018 Vacqueyras Saint-Barthélémy is similarly deeply colored and has more medium-full bodied richness and depth as well as perfumed red and blue fruits, violets and sappy garrigue. It's a beautiful, rounded, seamless Vacqueyras that's going to shine on any dinner table. » Jeb Dunnuck, September 2019

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve at 13-15 °C - Enjoy it now and over the next 8 years.
It will pair nicely with roasted guinea fowl with olives and lamb stew. 

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

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