Vaquer Cuvée Bernard 2014

Red

France

Roussillon

Description

This venerated domaine has been in the Vaquer family for more than a century. Bernard Vaquer passed away in 2001, and the today the domaine is managed by his wife Frederique, a Burgundian who continues to turn out impressive wines of exceptional balance, elegance, and finesse.

Tasting Notes: A youthful, approachable wine packed with fruit and minerality, offering ripe cassis and currant aromas on the nose and soft, supple tannins on the palate.

Serve With: A versatile and food friendly wine that is especially good with soft cheeses, charcuterie, and grilled meats.

Additional information

Country

Region

Appellation

Côtes du Roussillon AOP

Variety

Vintage

Wine Type

UPC

097871005104

Case Code

10097871005101

Vineyards

37 acres, planted at 650+ ft above sea level in clay/limestone-based soils typical of the Aspres (southern Roussillon).

Composition

1/3 each Syrah, Grenache, and Carignan.

Viticulture

Manual harvest. The Syrah vines were more than 40 years old, the Carignan vines 13 years old, and the Grenache vines 12 years old. Yields of just 2.33 tons/acre.

Winemaking

Fully destemmed to avoid hard tannins. Short fermentation of just 7 days in a traditional cement tank (2 pump overs per day) to preserve its round, fresh, fruity profile. Unoaked. Bottled after a few months maturation in tank.

Alcohol

14.0%

Vegan

Farming Practices

HPS SKU

VAQU012214

 

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