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.
Our selection commes from the Quaternary alluvial terraces of the "Garrigues", in the Western section of the appellation. This thick layer of gravel, pebbles and red clay provides a rich and generous aromatic pallet.
Harvest of the Syrah grapes started on September 9th and Grenache grapes on September 23rd. 13 months ageing in 275 liter Laurus barrels (new and one-year).
Bottled on June 8th 2018.
4016 bottles and 120 magnums produced.
"Youthful violet. Red and blue fruit liqueur aromas are complicated by suggestions of licorice, smoky minerals and star anise. Primary blueberry and black raspberry flavors deepen on the back half while maintaining vivacity. Round, slow-building tannins frame an impressively long, smooth finish that leaves a juicy blue fruit note behind."
Serve at around 13° to 15°C (60° to 64°F). Open an hour before tasting.
Best enjoyed between 2018 and 2026
Alc. by vol. 15%
Leg of lamb in Provençal style
Duck aiguillettes with raspberry vinegar sauce
30 to 40 years on average – 32hl/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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