2016 Vignerons de Caractere Vacqueyras Cuvee Prestige

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  • 99pt Vintage, Wine Spectator
  • Little Brother to Chateauneuf-de-Pape
  • Certified Vegan
  • Classic GSM blend from the Southern Rhone
  • Free Shipping on 6 or More Bottles

About the Wine

Vignerons de Caractere is a cooperative featuring plots throughout the Southern Rhone owned by 80 small and independent wine-producing families. The majority of the vineyards are in Vaqueyras but the collective maintains plots in Gigondas, Beaumes-de-Venise, and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Vignerons de Caractere has always been on the cutting edge of wine production technology and were the 1st cellar in Europe to utilize suspended vats. Growing wines in accordance with the terroir and maintaining the highest standards during production, These Vignerons have created an affordable Gigondas darling from one of the most prestigious appellations in the S. Rhone.

Vacqueyras is the little brother of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Vacqueyras is a great alternative for those that love Chateauneuf-du-Pape but don't want to break the bank. Vacqueyras is the garden to Chateauneuf-du-Pape's workshop, displaying elegance and personality. Decant this wine for 45 minutes and pair it with your favorite grilled chicken recipe! 

Tasting Notes: Red Wine. Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre. In the glass, the wine is rather bright with a light plum red robe. Elegant aromas of stewed strawberries black jam, spice, dried herbs, and a touch of leather. The palate is filled with black fruit, licorice, with a touch of tannins.

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