The “Cuvée du Château” Red Vacqueyras 2016

The "Cuvée du Château" Red Vacqueyras 2016
Production : 40 000 bottles.

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

Terroir : Clay – Limestone – Rocky

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

Ageing : Barrels and demi-muids for about 12 months.

Alcool : 14°.

Tasting :

Ruby-red. Vibrant spice-tinged raspberry and floral pastille scents, with a smoky mineral element adding vivacity.

Silky and sweet on the palate, offering lively red fruit and white pepper flavors and a touch of candied lavender.

The mineral note repeats on the lingering gently tannic finish.

(Josh Raynolds)

Alliance dishes : Tagine with plums – Pepper steak.

Laying down : drink now untill 2026.

Serving Temperature : 19°c.

Reward : Bronze Medal of the Mâcon Wine Competition 2018.