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Vacqueyras 2017

AOP Vacqueyras Red

Awards

  • 92-94 pts Jeb Dunnuck
  • 92 pts Wine Spectator

Tasting

This cuvée has been on fire of late and is up with the crème de la crème in just about every vintage. The 2017 Vacqueyras Laurus reveals a deep purple color as well as a big nose of blackcurrants, blackberries, peppery garrigue, and spice box. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, and with ripe tannins, it’s a fleshy, exuberant, downright sexy Southern Rhône that will keep for upwards of a decade.” Jeb Dunnuck, September 2019

Food & wine pairings

Lamb shoulder stuffed with spinach and sweet spices
Deer steak with morels
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Detailed information

Vintage

2017 is a promissing vintage of the past few years with wines that are particularly elegant and harmonious, with superb, concentrated aromas and a solid ageing potential. The weather conditions during the growing season were difficult and extreme, resulting in a challenging task at harvest time. The high temperatures and almost total lack of rainfall since Springtime brought the harvest date forward by almost 10 days in many regions. Although these extreme conditions impacted heavily on the size of the harvest, with one of the smallest in the last 60 years, the quality is exceptional.

Grape varieties

60% Grenache, 40% Syrah

Terroir

Our selection commes from the Quaternary alluvial terraces of the “Garrigues”, in the Western section of the appellation. This thick layer of red clay provides a rich and generous aromatic pallet.

Winemaking

Harvest of the Syrah grapes started on September 8th and Grenache grapes on September 20th. 13 months ageing in 275 liter Laurus barrels (new and one-year).
6 274 bottles, 219 magnums and 16 jeroboams produced
Bottled on June 6th 2019

Service

Serve at around 13° to 15°C. Open an hour before tasting.
Best enjoyed between 2019 and 2027

Degree of alcohol

15% vol.
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