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.
Decant 2 hours before service.
Captivating, perfumed, nose, on notes of dried ﬂowers and oriental spices. A Wine you will appreciate as of its early years.
14,5%Mise en bouteille
Without fining and filtration.Cépages
Grenache : 70 % Mourvèdre : 20 % Syrah : 10 %
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.
Jeb Dunnuck , 91-93/100 , 2020-12-14