Maison Tardieu Laurent - Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes

Captivating, perfumed, nose, on notes of dried flowers and oriental spices. A Wine you will appreciate as of its early years.

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The vintage
Tasting like the essence of these sun baked slopes, the 2019 Rasteau Vieilles Vignes offer a rich, powerful, full-bodied style as well as classic Rasteau notes of black cherries, chocolate, scorched earth, and pepper. Rich, concentrated, and structured, it's going to benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and keep for over a decade.
Terroir
Plateau de Sarrians, la Ponche, les Grès, les Pendants, les Cazaux, Cabassole.
Ageing
10 months in one and two vintages barrels. Allier et Tronçais. Then 12 months in foudre.
Vinification
1/2 non destemmed.
Varietals
Grenache : 70%
Mourvèdre : 20%
Syrah : 10%
Specifications
Age of vines: Grenache: over 60 years, Syrah and Mourvèdre: 40 years. ans
Alcohol content: 14,5% % vol.
Mise en bouteille: Without fining and filtration.

Advice

Serving
14°C
Decant 2 hours before service.
Tasting notes
Captivating, perfumed, nose, on notes of dried flowers and oriental spices. A Wine you will appreciate as of its early years.

Reviews

91-93/100
"From a village just to the west of Gigondas, the 2019 Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes offers a more medium-bodied, elegant style, with impressive black raspberry and redcurrant fruit, notes of peppery garrigue and spice, silky tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish. Tight and compact on the palate, it’s going to benefit from a year or two of bottle age. It's a beautiful wine in the making, though."
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