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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.

couleur
2014
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After a somewhat damp and wet winter, Spring was particularly dry and warm. The vegetative cycle took a leap forward, hinting at a potentially early harvest. Then Summer arrived with quite a lot of rain and cool temperatures, slowing down the ripening process. Finally, an Indian Summer set in around the end of August/beginning of September, allowing the maturities to progress while maintaining very good acidity. A generous harvest which commenced on the 14th September for the Syrah and the 25th September for the Grenache.

Rewards

90/100  Wine Advocate - Robert Parker

91/100  Vinous Media - Josh Raynolds

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Vacqueyras
Vintage
2014

Grape Varieties: 

65% Grenache

35% Syrah

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.

Winemaking: 

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

Tasting notes: 

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)

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

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%

 

Lamb stew

Stuffed vegetables

Age of vines & yield: 

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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