Alain Jaume - Vacqueyras "Grande Garrigue" - red - 2017 - 750 ml
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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
"The 2017 Vacqueyras Grande Garrigue combines dark notes of black cherries and cola on the nose, accented by a bit of resiny garrigue. It's medium to full-bodied on the palate, with a touch of astringent tannin on the finish." Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate
Established in the northern part of Châteauneuf du Pape, the Jaume family has been dedicated to the art of wine-growing since 1826. This venerable profession is their legacy, but above all it is their passion, requiring discipline, perseverance and respect for nature and the challenges she presents them with. Their aim, as skilled wine growers, is to produce, carefully and lovingly, wines that are intense, rich and complex and that reflect and embody the wonderful terroir of the southern Rhône Valley.
Soil type: Vacqueyras is located right next to Gigondas AOC. It mostly stretches on Sarrians territory, where is the famous plateaux named “Les Garrigues”. This area is made of clay and rocks. The beautiful landscape of the “garrigue” is typical of the Mediterranean area. The wines itself smell the spices, the dried herbs…you will taste the “Garrigue” in your glass, welcome to Provence …
Grape variety: Grenache noir, Syrah, old Cinsault and Mourvèdre.
Winemaking & aging: Traditional winemaking methods, temperature-controlled fermentation. Long soaking on the skins. Aging in concrete vats and 3 years old barrels. Bottling after 14 months.