Vacqueyras, Dauvergne Ranvier

Vacqueyras, Dauvergne Ranvier

Most of the vines that produce the grapes for this weighty red are planted on the garrigues plateau, here the soil is covered by bright limestone pebbles which are baked by the sun. This arid region produces berries with concentrated juice; the harvest takes place relatively early to avoid any over maturation. The grapes are macerated for a little less than a month to preserve the fruit flavours. The blend is 65% Grenache and 35% Syrah and the wine is aged in concrete vats. Shows aromas of black fruits, with savoury notes, then touches of cinnamon, white pepper and turmeric; the palate offers up plenty of spice, mulberry and ripe raspberry.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: France
  • Region: Rhône Valley
  • Vintage: 2014/2015
  • Producer: Dauvergne Ranvier
  • Primary grape: Grenache/Garnacha
  • Secondary grape: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Screwcap: Cork
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £13.64
  • Code: 29871
  • Expression: Chilli