Montirius Vacqueyras 2001

Rhone Red Blends from Vacqueyras, Rhone, France

Item No. 74327
  • red wine
  • W&S91
  • ST90
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Winemaker's Notes

"Christine and Eric Saurel run this small estate outside of Vacqueyras biodynamically; their vines date to 1925; and those factors, combined with the family's five generations of experience, helped them create a delicious 2001. It's the sort of delicious that makes you want to stop everything to concentrate on the red cherry flavors, the spice, the dance of the acidity that keeps it so lively—the sort of delicious that makes you say I don't really care if it lacks complexity; I just want more."
-Wine & Spirits

Classic southern Rhone wine showing big ruby colour, intense concentration of fruit with red cherries and spice followed by an amazingly long, long, velvety finish. 60% Grenache, 40% Syrah

Learn About Montirius

Eric and Christine Saurel began bottling wine under the Montirius label with the 1996 vintage (the name is a contraction of their childrens" names: Manon, Justine, and Marius). Eric is the fifth generation to assume the mantle of vigneron in the Saurel family. His grandfather was instrumental in the development of the Vacqueyras co-op after WWI and the Saurels remained important...

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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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