The “Cuvée du Château” Red Vacqueyras 2013

 

Production : 50 000 bottles.

Grapes : 70% Grenache – 15% Mourvédre – 15% Syrah.

Terroir : Clay, Limeston, Rocky.

Vinification : After a total de-stemming, the fermentation period is during over a period of 5 weeks.

Ageing : Stainless steel, barrels for 9 months.

Alcool : 14°

Tasting  : Dark ruby , tightly wound cherry and dark berry scents unfold slowly with notes of licorice and succulent herbs emerging. Rather ungiving on the palate, offering bitter cherry and cassis flavors and a touch of smokiness. Firm tannins shape the finish, which leaves cherry pit and cracked pepper behind. (Josh Raynolds)

Alliances dishes : Roast lamb – Chocolate cake.

Call time : 10 ans.

Serving Temperature : 19°c.

Award :

– Selected with a star by “1001 Dégustations”.

– Commended by DECANTER in 2016.

– VINOUS 2016 Josh Raynolds’mark : 91/100.