Country: France Region: Rhone Vintage: 2020
Varietal: Grenache / Syrah / Mourvedre
Colour: Red Style: Dry
Producer: Vignerons de l'Enclave
Located only a few kilometres south of Gigondas, Vacqueyras shares much of the same terroir with vineyards located in 100–400 metres (330–1,310 ft) altitude. The best vineyards are found on Plateau de Garrigues. In the lowland, warmer temperatures result in more powerful wines.
Vacqueyras is, like Gigondas, known for its power rather than its elegance. The backbone of the wine is Grenache, however producers of Vacqueyras use more Syrah than is used in Gigondas which can make the style seem cooler.
Ageing Potential: 3-5 Years
Dry and full bodied with an abundance of ripe damson fruits on the palate. Very refined and classy with an excellent structure. Long lingering finish with an overlay of spice.
Food Matches: Red Meat / Lamb / Game / Venison