~ "Reflet de l'âme" , Domaine Fontaine du Clos - AOP Vacqueyras Cru ~

APPELLATION AOP Vacqueyras

CÉPAGE Grenache noir, Syrah

COULEUR Rouge

PAYS France

RÉGION Rhone Valley, France

DOMAINE Fontaine du Clos- Cotes du Rhone, Vacqueyras, Vaucluse

Notre coup de coeur
90-92/100 Josh RAYNOLDS for TANZER 89-91+/100 Jeb DUNNUCK for PARKER

Terroir:
Qualitative « Terroir » of the “garrigues of Vacqueyras”. Stony,calcareous-clayey soil with a big proportion of round smoothpebbles.
Planting density: 4000 vines per hectare. Yield: 35Hectolitres per hectare.

Vinification:
Hand harvested by end September. Total de-stemming. The two varieties are vinified separately. Traditional and ancestral vinification, during 21 days on marc, with two daily pumping over, one or two «délestages », and under controlled temperature. The Grenache are aged in tanks on fine lies, and the Syrah in oak barrels,
before blending and bottling.

Tasting notes:
View: Opaque ruby, plum color with purple tints.
Nose: Generous nose associating stewed red fruits, wooded character, cocoa.
Mouth:  Full bodied power with good texture and density. The finish repeats the spice and floral notes and lingers with impressive intensity.

Food recommendations:
Serve with red meat, game, stews and all type of cheeses.

14.5%  vol.
Serving temperature: 16° up to18°C
It will hold its promises during minimum 5 years.

APPELLATION d’ORIGINE PROTEGEE Vacqueyras Cru