Vacqueyras Les 2 Monardes

2017

70% Grenache and 30% Syrah from vines of an average age of 40 years, planted in chalky grit and sandy clay. The fruit is hand-harvested, with rigorous sorting; 100% de-stemmed. Fermented with natural yeasts, with a maceration of 20 days with punch-downs. Aged 1 year in a combination of tanks and barrels. Bottled without fining or filtration. 

90 points
"(Raised for 18 months in a 50/50 mix of concrete vats and large oak barrels) Opaque ruby. Intense aromas of raspberry liqueur, potpourri and incense carry a smoky mineral overtone. Chewy and focused on the palate, offering subtly sweet red berry and spicecake flavors and a hint of candied lavender that emerges slowly on the back half. Finishes firm and taut, showing good energy and slow-building, grippy tannins. Give this one some cellar time, or at the very least a good decanting."
Josh Raynolds,
Vinousmedia.com
, April 2018

SKU/Code: 
DB7237-17
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Grenache
Farming Type: 
Organic