Alain Jaume has a formidable reputation for his superb Chateauneuf's so not surprisingly this Vacqueras from 10 miles north east of Chateauneuf is very impressive too, deep dark cherry fruit with plenty of spices and warmth.
Alain Jaume has a formidable reputation for his superb Chateauneuf's,for his Vacqueras he buys in some grapes from this elevated spot in the south of the AC, planted mostly with Grenache with some Syrah, old vine Cinsault and Mouvedre, the wine spends quite a while on its skins to extract colour and tannins and then aged for about 14 months in a mix of tank and 3 year old casks. The ripe, impressive, dark, spicy berry fruit has hints of herbs and liquorice and soft tannins. Drinking now this could keep a few years too.
|Bottle Size||Bottle (75cl)|
|Maturity||Drinking now but will age very well.|
|Grapes||Carignan, Grenache, Mouvedre, Syrah/Shiraz|