Vacqueyras: Domaine du Grand Montmirail 2019
"A 55-45 blend of Grenache and Syrah, Cheron's 2019 Vacqueyras offers a fruit-forward bouquet of black cherries and boysenberries, with hints of black olive and licorice. Dark and intensely colored, it's medium to full-bodied, concentrated and velvety, with a long, richly textured finish. This crowd-pleaser should drink well for at least 6-7 years. Drink 2021 - 2027. 92/100."
Joe Czerwinski - The Wine Advocate.
A dense powerful Grenache-based belter with notes of blackcurrants spices and garrigue. Lovely, ripe plum and black pepper bouquet and briary, hedgerow berry flavours on the palate.
Négociant-vinificateur Yves Chéron produces highly-accessible, fruit-forward, Grenache-based reds that have acquired a loyal following among the Yapp cognoscenti. His 'Grand Montmirail' bottlings of Vacqueyras and Gigondas are from his personal vine-holdings and have more concentration and aging potential than the 'Pascal Frères' cuvées, which are immediately accessible from release.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Rhône, Vacqueyras|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Grenache Noir, Syrah|
|Food & Wine Matching||Lamb|
|Cellarage||Will age for a decade from vintage.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||14|
Yves Chéron (aka Pascal Frères) is a Négociant-Vinificateur – a wine merchant and winemaker, who lives on an attractive estate below the Dentelles de Montmirail. He produces his own Gigondas & Vacqueyras (both named Grand Montmirail) from vineyards at the domaine, as well as vinifying wines from bought in grapes at his négociant enterprise, Pascal Frères, which is situated between the two villages.
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