AOP VACQUEYRAS ROUGE
Southern Rhone Valley – France
Located at the foot of the « Dentelles de Montmirail » mountains, the soils are composed of clay, sands and rolled pebbles.
Harvest & vinification
Grapes are harvested at optimum maturity with a meticulous sorting. Grapes are destemed and crushed. Separate traditional vinifications are conducted for each grape variety. Alcoholic fermentation occurs at 26-28°C with a three weeks’ maceration period. Wines are partly aged in barrels and halfmuids. Blending of the wines and bottling.
Grenache – Syrah – Mourvèdre
A deep bright purple colour. A complex and concentrated nose of black berries, laurel and guarrigue. An elegant attack that gives way to a dene and rich palate
with a nice tannic structure. Perfect candidate for ageing.
Wine & food matching
Ideal companion for the traditional southern French bull stew
(« Daube de Taureau »)
Serve at 15 & 17°C. Best enjoyed between 5 to 7 years of age.