2010 Domaine La Garrigue Vacqueyras “Cuvée de l’Hostellerie “

Imported By European Cellars

Country

France

Region

Rhône


Appellation

Vacqueyras

Soil Type

Clay, Calcarious


Varietal(s)

  • 75% Grenache
  • 25% Syrah

Winemaker

Virginie Combe


Wine Tech Sheet

Wine Review

Traditionally brought up with no concessions to modern winemaking, although it exhibits a touch of vanillin, indicating that some of the Syrah may have been aged in new oak, it is a youthful black/purple-colored wine with elegance, dense, full-bodied power, blackberry, cassis, kirsch and loamy soil notes intermixed with lavender and spice box. This superb, beautifully textured, pure, slightly structured Vacqueyras will benefit from 1-2 years of cellaring, and keep for 10-12 years. -Wine Advocate

Saturated ruby. Exotic floral aromas of black raspberry and cherry, with a note of pungent herbs in the background. Stains the palate with intense dark berry and floral pastille flavors enlivened by juicy acidity. The floral quality carries through the long, seamless finish, which shows impressive intensity and focus. -Vinous


Wine Notes

"This wine is very powerful while remaining well-suited to the feminine palate because of its supple mouthfeel. It is well matched to red meat, game and cheese." -European Cellars

Farming: sustainable. Age of vines: 40-60 years. Aging: 18 months in concrete tank.

Wine Producer

Domaine La Garrigue

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