Dom. le Couroulu Vacqueyras 2000

Rhone Red Blends from Vacqueyras, Rhone, France

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Item No. 61728
  • RP90

Winemaker's Notes

Guy Ricard, a third generation vintner is impassioned by viticulture. He cultivates a well exposed vineyard on the stony terraces of the Ouvèze river. The grape varieties consist mainly of Grenache and Syrah with which he elaborates a powerful and generous Vacqueyras as well as fine and elegant Cotes Du Rhone and finally the Merlot assembled with the Syrah that one finds in his Vins de Pays. The "Couroulu" wines have been obtaining medals and awards for years.

"Offers a gorgeous nose of creme de cassis, kirsch liqueur, licorice, pepper, and Provencal herbs. Sweet fruit, an unctuous texture, gorgeous ripeness, and an expansive mouthfeel make for a hedonistic effort that lingers on the palate. Tannin is noticeable, but this wine is primarily sweet glycerin. Drink it over the next decade."
-Wine Advocate

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...

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