Domaine Le Colombier
Vacqueyras (Vak-ehr-rah) - Rhone, France
As far as Rhone goes, Vacqueyras is a rising star offering excellent value.
“Vacqueyras earned its own appellation in 1990 and, although generally more restrained than Gigondas, it can also offer the spice and herbs of the southern Rhone at a fair price.” Jancis Robinson, The World Atlas of Wine. It is like Chateauneuf du Pape, but lower in price with the best examples offering more Syrah in the blend. Domaine Le Colombier is over 100 years old with the Mourre Family acquiring the 28 hectare estate in 1963. The vineyards are old and low yielding. We have imported their very best wine -the “Cuvee G”, a 50/50 blend of Syrah and Grenache from vines up to 100 years of age. It has enjoyed 12 months French oak adding a fine structure. Absolutely brilliant wine - especially at the price.
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