Vacqueyras bottle

Vacqueyras is one of the newest Rhone appellations, having been promoted to its own AOC status from Cotes du Rhone-Villages in 1990 as one of the 5 crus of the Southern Rhone region. The surface area planted with vnes is roughly 2,471 acres and produces around 766,000 gallons per year. The AOC status limits the yield to 3 tons per acre (same as Burgundy Grand Cru).

Red wine is the most commonly produced here, through there is also some white wine made. Grenache remains the dominant varietal here but there tends to be a significant amount of Cinsault blended into the wines. The red wine from this region typically has firm structure, with a good measure of fruit, a hint of spice and a certain finesse.

June 11, 2021 | Wine Spectator
Just-melted licorice, plum reduction and warm fruit cake aromas and flavors are supported by fresh acidity. Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2025. 2,500 cases made, 200 cases imported. — JM
  • Winemaking

    The grapes are destemmed and crushed. Traditional vinification with a long vatting time of up to 3 weeks to concentrate the color and the aromas.

  • Nose

    Jammy with hints of dried flowers.

  • Palate

    Ample, structured and powerful.

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