Crus & Terroirs

Crus & Terroirs

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Produced on a very clayey terroir with stones from the Ouvèze river, the Grenache is dominant and develops a fleshy wine. It's typical aromas of chocolate, cherry and fig match beautifully with the Syrah (violet, spice, liquorice).

› The vintage

In 2010, all the right conditions were united to produce an exceptional vintage.
Heavy rainfall during spring, followed by a very hot summer and an Indian summer in September allowed for great harvest conditions.
This vintage produced very balanced wines with intense notes of fruit and great finesse.

› Description

Famille Perrin’s Vacqueyras is a beautiful example of Grenache based wines from the Southern Rhône Valley, with an impressive aromatic expression, structured body and great ageing potential.

› Situation

An 8 hectare vineyard farmed and run by the Beaucastel team. Located on the Commune of Sarrians, south of the Dentelles de Montmirail. Old vines (average age of 50 years).


› Terroir

Stony terraces on clay and sandy soils

› Process

Handpicked harvest in 25 kg boxes. Crushing, long fermentation (1 month) in tanks of 50 hectolitres and in Foudres (50%). Blending after malolactic fermentation.

› Grapes

Grenache
Syrah

› Tasting video

› Tasting

Colour: Nearly black with purple undertones
Nose: Spectacular, very complex, intense and deep with notes of Gentian, liquorice, Cyprus trees and pink pepper
Mout: Powerful and very structured with dense tannins

› Service

The ideal match for this wine is a leg of venison with Gentian, sautéed potatoes with onions and garlic.

› Josh Raynolds - 24/01/2013

Deep ruby. Intense, smoke- and spice-accented aromas of black raspberry, anise and lavender. Sappy, penetrating dark berry and bitter cherry flavors gain weight with air without any loss of clarity. A peppery quality comes up on the lengthy finish, which is given shape and grip by fine-grained tannins. This suave, lively wine drinks nicely now but has the balance to age.

• Note: 90/100

› The Globe and Mail - 10/12/2012

The family behind famed Château de Beaucastel delivers a winning Vacqueyras, the little-brother appellation to Châteauneuf. It’s fullbodied, with gorgeously aromatic lavender and licorice floating above the rich berry fruit. Very elegant and worth a 10-year rest in the cellar, or try it now with roast leg of lamb.

• Note: 92/100

› Wine Spectator - 31/10/2012

Ripe and fleshy, but pure and unadorned, with sleek plum, blackberry and red currant fruit stitched seamlessly together, guided by a long, warm stone-filled finish. Very fresh. Drink now through 2018.

• Note: 91/100

› Jancis Robinson - 01/12/2011

Dark crimson. Spicy, leathery nose. Big and bold and full of life. But pretty drying on the end. Minerally. Cool. As though some of the fruit had been sucked out.

• Note: 16/20

› Jancis Robinson - 04/10/2011
JR

Dark crimson. Heady, complex nose. Already meaty and quite evolved and seductive. Quite polished and with some liquorice. Very attractive.

• Note: 16,5/20

› International Wine Cellar

Bright purple. Deep aromas of cherry and dark berries, with a spicy overtone. Shows very good clarity and power, with a late note of tangy minerals adding lift and cut.

• Note: 89-91/100

› Stephen Tanzer

Deep Ruby. Intense, smoke- and spice-accented aromas of black raspberry, anise and lavender. Sappy, penetrating dark berry and bitter cherry flavors gain weight with air without any loss of clarity. A peppery quality comes up on the lengthy finish, which is given shape and grip by fine-grained tannins. This suave, lively wine drinks nicely now but has the balance to age.

• Note: 90/100

› Wine Advocate
Robert Parker

The 2010 Vacqueyras les Christins, like most of these other 2010s, was just about ready to go into bottle. Dense garrigue, peppery kirsch, black raspberry and currant notes, with hints of loamy soil and underbrush were present in this big, full throttle wine, which is classic Vacqueyras. It should drink well for a decade.

• Note: 90/100