Vacqueyras 2016EAN Code: 3760256772225
SOIL TYPES : On scrubland, rounded pebbles on clay and limestone soils.
GRAPE VARIETIES : 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre. Most vines over 50 years old.
VINIFICATION : Harvest at optimal maturity (sugar and tannins). Total destemming. Classic pump-over once a day during fermenting phase. Long vatting periods of 3 weeks for Syrah and Mourvedre and 4 weeks for Grenache.
TASTING NOTES : Intense cherry red colour. Powerful and fresh on the nose with red and black fruits notes (blackberry) and a hint of roasted coffee aroma. Instantly round and generous on the palate. A promising vintage with good aging potential (10 to 12 years).
FOOD & WINE MATCHING : Serve with tender meat(lamb, veal) or grilled meat and with a selection of matured cheeses.
RATINGS : 90/100 WINE&SPIRIT 2018 & 2019 (YEAR'S BEST SOUTHERN RHONE), 2* GUIDE HACHETTE 2019 (COUP DE CŒUR), 15.5/20 BETTANE + DESSEAUVE 2019
- Range : South Rhône Valley Appellations
- Colour : Red
Romain Duvenay is a talented oenologist associated with the company NewRhône Millésimes, known as one of the finest palates of the region by his peers.
After perfecting his art in Bordeaux, in Languedoc and Burgundy and while working for a national restaurant trade distributor, he quickly falls in love with all the resources of the Rhône Valley, especially for its iconic grape varieties: Grenache , Syrah and Mourvèdre.
Knowing all the finest points of grape varieties and terroirs, in 2010 Romain Duvernay creates the brand which bears his name, showcasing his talent equally with appellations from the north and the south of the Rhône Valley.
In 2016, Jean-Marc Pottiez, creator and developer of major brands in Champagne and Burgundy, and confident in the development potential of a viticultural production region as rich as the Rhone Valley, decided to create the company NewRhône Millésimes. To this end, he teams up with the talented Romain DUVERNAY and buys his signature brand.
Under this signature, Romain Duvernay and Jean-Marc Pottiez then develop several partnerships between domains of the South and the North of the Rhone Valley and the company NewRhône Millésimes, with the aim of finding the most beautiful expressions of the terroirs and grape varieties of this region rich in diversity.
90/100 WINE&SPIRIT 2018 & 2019 (YEAR'S BEST SOUTHERN RHONE)
2* GUIDE HACHETTE 2019 (COUP DE CŒUR)
15.5/20 BETTANE + DESSEAUVE 2019
90/100 R. PARKER 2018
90/100 JEB DUNNUCK 2019