Vacqueyras - Cellier des Princes
Cellier des Princes

Vacqueyras - Cellier des Princes

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)
    • Terroir

      Clay and limestone soils with river stones from the "garrigues"

    • Grape Varieties

      65 % Grenache, 25 % Syrah, 10 % Mourvèdre

    • Winemaking

      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).

    • Ageing

      8 months in concrete tanks in order to soften the tannins.

    • Tasting Notes

      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.

    • Tasting Advices

      To enjoy now or can be kept up to 5 to 10 years. Serve at 16°-18°C

    • Food Pairings

      This Vacqueyras makes a perfect accompaniment to veal chops with rosemary, rib-eye, cep omelette, or even chocolate mousse.

    • Awards

      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

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