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Domaine de la Charbonniere Vacqueyras 2015

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SKU 3760112179137

750ml

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Domaine de la Charbonnière spreads over 19.52 hectares of Châteauneuf du Pape; 5.79 ha of Vacqueyras and 1.51 ha of Côtes du Rhône. Today, all wines are vinified by Véronique Maret. The simple act of opening a bottle is far from trivial. Each one tells a story. Each vintage is unique because soils and climate conditions determine the wines' character. They do all they can to retain the freshness, to reflect the terroir, and to produce opulent, delicious wines. The vinification lasts depending on the personality of the wines and the vintage's characteristics from 2 to 5 weeks. They believe in non-interventionist winemaking to maintain the wine's balance. This entails gentle extraction and long, careful ageing. The red wines from different terroirs/lieu-dits are kept in separate containers: large oak foudres, large oak vats, enamelled vats, small barrels and demi-muids (for Syrah and Mourvèdre). They produce wonderfully well balanced wines that combine intensity and depth of fruit with finesse and elegance. Their wines have been distinguished repeatedly by the most prestigious journalists of the World.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Vacqueyras
Brand Domaine de la Charbonniere
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Wine AdvocateA 60-40 Grenache-Syrah blend from near Sarrians, the 2015 Vacqueyras combines lovely ripe cherries with tarry, plummy notes. It's medium to full-bodied, with a long, supple finish and should drink well for up to decade.

Joe Czerwinski, October 31, 2017
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Wine SpectatorLightly steeped red currant and damson plum notes are backed by singed vanilla and sandalwood accents, ending with a floral echo. Drink now through 2020. 1,600 cases made.

James Molesworth, 2017