Jaboulet Vacqueyras 1995

Rhone Red Blends from Vacqueyras, Rhone, France

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Winemaker's Notes

The mistral, the northern wind, is an important influence on all the southern vineyards of the Rhône valley. The average annual temperature is 13.5°C. The permitted and recommended grape varieties are 50% Grenache, 25% Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault, plus the other vines of the Côtes du Rhône appellation. Minimum alcoholic strength is 12.5° and the maximum yield is 35 hl/ha though in recent years this has not been reached.

Learn About Jaboulet

Paul Jaboulet Aîne has been a trend-setting grower and shipper in the Rhone since 1834. The Jaboulet company was founded by Antoine Jaboulet, and his twin sons, Paul and Henri continued to expand the family business. The elder son (aîne in French), Paul, established the company in its present form and gave it his own name. Since then, the company has been run by successive...

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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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NDV446514_1995

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