~ "Castillon", Domaine Fontaine du Clos - AOP Vacqueyras Cru ~

APPELLATION AOP Vacqueyras Cru

CÉPAGE SYRAH, GRENACHE

COULEUR Rouge

PAYS FRANCE

RÉGION Rhone Valley, France

DOMAINE Fontaine du Clos- Cotes du Rhone, Vacqueyras, Vaucluse

Notre coup de coeur
90-92+ Jeb DUNNUCK for PARKER 2014 91-93 Josh RAYNOLDS for TANZER 2014

Varietals:
SYRAH, GRENACHE

Terroir:
Qualitative « Terroir » of the “garrigues of Vacqueyras”. Stony, calcareous-clayey soil with a big proportion of round smooth pebbles.
Planting density: 4000 vines per hectare. Yield: 35
Hectolitres per hectare.

Vinification:
Harvesting is done manually in late September. Winemaking is traditional (destemmed and crushed), then placed in a tank with two daily pumping and a double load shedding until racking.
During 16 months, the wine is aged in barrels for maturation and bottled for optimum aging.

Tasting notes:
View: Dark and shiny dress
Nose: Sparkle and elegance on the nose with black fruit (blackberry), dried herbs of the “garrigue”, crushed  olives, but also graphite.
Mouth:  lovely with sweetness and roundness in the attack
and of the flesh. The finish is long with soft tannins on the
cherry and white tobacco enhanced with a touch of toast.

Food recommendations:
This wine will match very well with a stew (hare, boar ...), a grilled red meat, and why not justwith a cigar by the fire?

14.5% vol.
Serving temperature: 18°C
It will hold its promises during minimum 5 to 7 years.