Arnoux et Fils Vacqueyras Cuvee Jean-Marie Arnoux 2011

Rhone Red Blends from Vacqueyras, Rhone, France

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Item No. 123668
  • red wine
  • RP89
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's 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.

Enjoy with grilled T-bone.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2011 Vacqueyras Jean-Marie Arnoux (a foudre-aged blend of 70% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre and 5% other varieties) gives up a traditional seeming array of underbrush, spring flowers, saddle leather and sweet berry fruit to go with a soft, supple profile on the palate. It won’t make old bones, but is a delicious effort to drink over the coming 4-5 years. "
89 Points

Learn About Arnoux et Fils

Since 1717, the cultivation of the vine is perpetuated in our family. This tradition and this heritage has become a passion. Even today, we produce our wines in the greatest respect for ancestral traditions, to be able to offer and you return all the authentic flavors of our land. The homestead covers 40 hectares on the plateau Garrigues, a plateau to the west of the appellation, and extends to Chateauneuf du Pape. These soils are prone to low yields of highly concentrated grapes tannins and aromas.

Learn About Vacqueyras

(vah-keh-rahs) Once just a Cotes-du-Rhone village, the wine of Vacqueyras made its mark and in 1990, gaining its own appellation. The wine is somewhat similar to its northern neighbor, Gigondas, and occasionally even more rustic. Vacqueyras wine gives off the flavors of the earth where the vines grow - wild herbs, spice and rocky soil. Notable Facts Like other Southern Rhone...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

Read More About Rhone Red Blends

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