2017 Domaine Santa Duc Vacqueyras Les Aubes

Year: 2017
Appellation: Rhone
Country: France
Vinous Media: 92
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$21.95
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"Glistening violet. Expressive red and dark berry aromas are complemented by peppery spice, incense and lavender notes. Sappy and seamless in texture, offering vivacious black raspberry, cherry and spicecake flavors that deepen steadily through the midpalate. Smooth, harmonious tannins add framework to an impressively long, lively finish, which leaves behind lavender pastille and juicy dark berry notes. Raised in a combination of used foudres and clay amphoras." (VM)

Winery Notes:
Origin:
A culmination of two terroirs, Les Aubes and La Ponche both found in the commune of Vacqueyras.

Grape varietals:
80% Grenache, 20% Syrah.

Production process:
Manual harvest with each bunch of grapes hand selected. Long maceration with careful extraction.

Ageing process:
18 months of ageing – 90% Stockinger Foudres, 10% Terracotta jars (amphora)

Sols:
Sandy slopes for Les Aubes, lime-chalk soil for La Ponche.