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Vacqueyras 2018

AOP Vacqueyras Red

Awards

Tasting

A 60/40 split of Grenache and Syrah, the 2018 Vacqueyras Laurus is a terrific example of this village and has a perfumed bouquet of darker berry fruits, peppery herbs, lavender, and garrigue. With medium to full body, a rounded, supple texture, and a great finish, it’s ideal for drinking over the coming 7-8 years.” Jeb Dunnuck, October 2020

Food & wine pairings

Stewed lamb
Roasted quails with chestnuts

Detailed information

Vintage

2018 was atypical in many ways. This vintage required a constant presence from the vineyards to the cellar. After a mild Winter, the wet and rainy Spring gave way to a beautiful Summer, favoring a perfect growth of the grapes. September then ushered in an Indian Summer that proved to be more than ideal for harvest with cool nights and warm & sunny days. The grapes were harvested over a total of 8 weeks at optimal maturity and under ideal climatic conditons. The result is an elegant vintage with a particularly aromatic profile and a superb balance.

Grape varieties

57% Grenache, 43% 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 10th and Grenache grapes on September 17th.
15 months ageing in 275 liter Laurus barrels (two and three-year).
Bottled on July 2nd 2020
3 760 bottles, 120 magnums produced

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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