Domaine Saint Pierre



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Vacqueyras AOC

Grapes varieties :

Grenache 60 % –  Syrah 40 %

Vineyard:

The estate has been run by the Fauque family for severals generations and has been named after the Patron Saint of Violès.  Nowadays managed by Jean-François Fauque, the family harmoniously take care of the 123 acres of vineyard located in prestigious appellations of the Southern Rhône Valley. The vines take advantage of a Mediterranean climate characterized by gentle winter, hot and dry summer with a low rainfall and strong winds. The ground is composed by 60% of limestone and pebbles mixed with red clay. Concerned by the environment, the family choose to run the vineyard following the integrated viticulture process.

 

Winemaking:

The quality of each vintage is mostly representative of the wine-grower’s yearly work. Therefore, a special attention is given to the vine during its growing cycle. The harvest is entirely destemmed and undergoes a cold maceration. All the grapes varieties are mixed together during the winemaking process, which is done under temperature control. The wine undergoes daily umbalasting and punching down for at least 3 weeks before being aged in oak barrels for 12 monts.

Tasting Note:

Deep ruby color revealing smoke-accented cherry, boysenberry and candied licorice aromas on a highly perfumed nose. Silky entry on red and blue fruit flavors, enhanced by peppery nuances and a hint of candied flowers. Sweet and homogeneous on the  finish, that lasts with fine  tannins.

Reward:

Vintage 2013: 90-92 Points Vinous – 90-92 Points Wine Advocate

Vintage 2015: 90-92 Points Vinous – 90-92 Points Wine Advocate

Location

923 Route d'Avignon, 84150 Violes, France
Additional Information
Appellation

Vacqueyras

Country

France

Wine type

Red wine

Region

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