This Vacqueyras is made from vineyards located in the Villages of Sarrians in the foothills of the Dentelles de Montmirail, the local mountains named after their sharp-edged ridges and spikes that look like lace (=dentelles)
Clay and limestone soils with river stones from the "garrigues"
65 % Grenache, 25 % Syrah, 10 % Mourvèdre
Hand picked, with selection of plots according to their level of maturity.
3 to 4 weeks maceration period. Pressing: by pneumatic press.
Traditionnal ageing and vinification methods, with partial de-stemming according to the conditions of the particular vintage in concrete vats (with control of the fermentation temperature).
8 months in concrete tanks in order to soften the tannins.
Ruby red color and limpid with purple reflections.
The wine exhibits a bouquet of ripe fruit, blackcurrant coulis, strawberry jam, spice, violets with a hint of garrigue.
Smooth and rich on the palate with soft tannins that pairs well with
the liquorice flavours.
Long finish with warms spices.
To enjoy now or can be kept up to 5 to 10 years. Serve at 16°-18°C
This Vacqueyras makes a perfect accompaniment to veal chops with rosemary, rib-eye, cep omelette, or even chocolate mousse.
Vintage 2020 : 90 Pts Suckling //Gold Medal and 90 Pts Gilbert & Gaillard ; Gold Medal Brignoles
Vintage 2018 : 90 Pts Dunnuck
Vintage 2016 : Gold Medal Gilbert & Gaillard