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Date Printed: 12/25/2014
Montirius Vacqueyras 2000
Montirius Vacqueyras 2000
(search item no. 80166)

PRICE ON 12/25/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 86 points

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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 members until 2002, when Eric and Christine pulled out.

The Montirius vineyards have been organic since 1990 and certified biodynamic since 1999. The Saurels make the following wines with a decided emphasis on purity--they are made entirely in large cement vats without any wood influences.