Famille Perrin, Vacqueyras rouge 'Les Christins' 2017Regular price €29.00
Aromatic and generous with plush aromas of blackberry, chocolate and fig, with a ripe-tannined, full-bodied palate of liquorice, violets and pink peppercorn.
Drink it if you have the chance with venison, fillet steak, or barbeques, good-quality sausages and root vegetables.
‘Dark crimson. Spicy, leathery nose. Big and bold and full of life.’
Jancis Robinson MW
‘The opulent, voluptuously textured, dense, rich 2010 Vacqueyras Cristins (reveals) lots of Provencal herbs as well as blackberry and black cherry liqueur notes in its full-bodied, intense, luscious personality. This impressive Vacqueyras should drink well for 10-12 years.’
Vacqueyras is a Southern Rhône appellation for red, white and rosé wines. Until 1990, it was one of the Côtes du Rhône villages, before the consistent performance of its red wines earned it a promotion.
The reds must contain 50% classic southern Rhône variety Grenache. The remainder of the blend is made up of Syrah and Mourvedre, with an additional 10% of any of the other Côtes du Rhône varieties (except Carignan).
In terms of climate, the area is Mediterranean (the sea is just 80km away) and is therefore blessed with a long, hot, dry growing season, ensuring maximum ripeness for its grapes. This, combined with a generally south-westerly aspect, results in unusually big and powerful wines.
|Supplier's website||Famille Perrin|
|Wine colour||Red wine|
|Grape variety||Grenache, Syrah|
|Bottle size||750 ml|