La Reserve Saint Dominique Vacqueyras
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The terroir of Vacqueyras is south-facing hillsides that have more or less stony clay soil.
Varietal Composition: 70% Garnacha, 15% Syrah, 15% Cinsault
Elaboration: Tradition vinification. fermentation occurs in stainless steel vats after a short maceration period. The wine spends time in neutral oak and bottle before being released.
Tasting Notes: Brilliant ruby color. Very flattering nose of violet, peony then blackberry, blackcurrant and blueberry. On aeration, we perceive notes of cinnamon, vanilla and pepper. The attack offers a nice freshness, melted in the richness of a fruity substance. The finish is long and subtle with a hint of liquorice.
2018 – 92 Wine Enthusiast
2020 – 92 James Suckling
2021 – 90 Jeb Dunnuck
2022 – 90-92 Jeb Dunnuck
Eric Bonnet, winemaker in Courthézon – La Bastide Saint Dominique – AOP Châteauneuf du Pape, Côtes du Rhône, Cairanne – decided to create La Réserve Saint Dominique in order to offer his clients a selection of Rhone Valley Crus and Wines to complement the current range he produces. Willing to preserve his cultural ethics (to the benefit of the balance), the cuvées of La Reserve Saint Dominique allow much room for fruits, a good balance, in short, sheer pleasure for the palate. Aged for the majority in stainless steel tanks to favor the crunchiness of wines, the wines highlight the typicity of each terroir and are carefully selected for the greatest pleasure of the consumer.