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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
2015
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Thanks to ideal weather conditions right up the harvest, the sanitary state of the grapes and yields were excellent. The 2015 vintage demonstrates remarkable potential and promises to be one of the finest vintages of the past few years.

Harvest between September 11th and 30th 2015.

Rewards

91-93   Vinous Media - Josh Raynolds

16/20   Anthocyanes

90-92   Wine Advocate - Robert Parker

16/20   Jancis Robinson

 

 

etiquette
Vacqueyras
Vintage
2015

Grape Varieties: 

  • 60% Grenache
  • 40% 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.

Winemaking: 

Grapes are crushed and destemmed. Alternating pumping over and rack-and-returns during the maceration period. One third of the blend matured 15 months in new and one-year 275 liter Laurus barrels.

Bottled on September 29th 2017.

7,588 bottles and 330 magnums produced.

Tasting notes: 

"Bright purple. Vibrant, mineral-tinged blueberry and floral pastille aromas develop pungent notes of garrigue and incense with aeration. Plush and expansive on the palate, offering appealingly sweet black and blue fruit and spicecake flavors and a savory touch of olive. The mineral note comes back strong on the persistent finish, which is framed by smooth, fine-grained tannins." Josh Raynolds, August 2017

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve at around 16° to 18°C (60° to 64°F). Recommend opening an hour before serving.

Best enjoyed between 2018 and 2026

Alc. by vol.  14.5%

 

Truffle Risotto
Tournedos with the Marrow

Age of vines & yield: 

35 to 40 years on average – 42hl/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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