Region Rhone Valley
Vine Age26 Years
Soil Type 4 terroirs : -Tertiary sedimentary terrace of pebbles -substratum sandy miocene -sandy soils -sandy silt
Sizes Available 750 mL
Food Pairing Suits very well with warm red fruit marmalade, a braised lamb and aubergine gratins.
Press 90 Points - Jeb Dunnuck - The Rhone Wine Report 2010
Vinification 100% hand harvested selection of the grape, cold maceration.Pumping over twice a day. Aging during one year with 10% in barrels.
Tasting Notes Moderately dense plus very dark garnet with thin purple rim. Warm, lifted nose of moderate substance marrying black cherry fruit with an intriguing smokiness. The palate is rather closed with masked concentration and the structure of the vintage, notably acidity and soft lingering tannin. There is a lasting, warm mouth-feel. This very successful Vacqueyras, like many excellent 2010s, is in a dumb phase and will need keeping to 2016/2017 to open fully, and will develop further. Based on Grenache and Syrah raised in concrete with 10% in wood. - RB