Arnoux Vacqueyras “Jean-Marie Arnoux”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Arnoux specializes in Vacqueyras.
- This is the winery’s old-school Vacqueyras bottling.
- We love some old-school Vacqueyras.
Varietal Composition: 65% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre
Elaboration: Traditional Vinification with partial destemming and 15 days vatting time. The wine is then aged in oak casks for 6 to 12 months. Bottled without fining or filtration.
Tasting Notes: A deep and brilliant purple color. This wine offers a powerful bouquet of red fruit, accented with delicate spicy notes. The wine is full-bodied, round and structured, but elegant silky tannins.
2015: 88-91 Wine Advocate // 2016: 91 pts – Jeb Dunnuck
Marc and Jean-Francois Arnoux are the newest generation to perpetuate their family’s long history at this traditional domaine that sits next door to the old Vacqueyras church.
The family’s history in Vacqueyras dates back to 1731, and vineyard holdings are now 41 hectares in total, with additional volume supplemented with growing partners who have supplied the family for decades.
Always rich with garrigue, Arnoux’s offerings consistently overdeliver for us, and this is a producer we’ve been working with since our early days.