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Montirius Vacqueyras Garrigues 2016

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Winemaker Notes

A deep red wine. On the nose an explosion of red fruits. In the mouth, a lovely tannic structure, aromas of the ‘Garrigues’ or plains, and underwood. p>Blend: 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah

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RP 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah, the 2016 Vacqueyras Garrigues is a strong effort, boasting hints of garrigue that accent raspberry and chocolate notes. Medium to full-bodied, with rich, velvety tannins, it remains vibrant and fresh through the long, silky finish. It should drink well for a decade.
WS 91
Wine Spectator
Silky and perfumed, with alluring raspberry, rooibos tea and dried anise notes swirling through. Light shiso leaf and mineral hints line the finish.
JD 90
Jeb Dunnuck
Based on a 70/30 split of Grenache and Syrah, the 2016 Vacqueyras Garrigues is a terrific wine from this Vacqueyras-based estate. With plenty of garrigue (it lives up to its name), cured meats, pepper, and dark fruits, it has a nuanced, balanced, elegant style on the palate. It’s not massive by any means, but just glides over the palate and is a joy to drink. It should last through 2026.
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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.

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This charming appellation within the Côtes du Rhône Villages was second only to Gigondas to earn its own village appellation status. Its wines may be red, rosé or white—though hardly any is white. Its high winemaking standards follow many of the same rules as Chateauneuf-du-Pape. But for Vacqueyras red wines, half of the grapes have to be Grenache and the remainder is usually a combination of Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsault.

While they can be robust and rustic in style, typically a great Vacqueyras red combines delicate aromas with intense fruit and a bright, crisp texture. They certainly don’t lack any character and show an abundance of black cherry, wild berry, plum, fig, baking spice, and a touch of game or smoke.

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WBO30212461_2016 Item# 528987

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