2018 Domaine de la Brunely Vacqueyras

Year: 2018
Appellation: Rhone
Country: France
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$13.95

Winery Notes:

WHY WE LOVE IT:
The average age of the vines are 30-years old, located in the southern part of Vacqueyras, with very stony soils consisting of Garrigues silico-limestone.

Varietal Composition:
50% Grenache 30% Syrah 10% Mourvèdre 5% Cinsault 5% Carignan

Elaboration:
Manual harvesting with total destemming. Grapes are crushed at low pressure. Over 2 week maceration period at controlled temperature (79 °F). After fermentation, the wine ages for about 15 months in concrete tanks and 6 months in bottle before release.

Tasting Notes:
Full rich attack, black fruit, power, length, nice square tannins

Domaine Brunely has existed in the Carichon family for three generations and is one of more larger and well-known producers in Vacqueyras, which is the house specialty. Total holdings include 198 acres of vines spread between Vacqueyras, Cairanne, Ventoux, Gigondas, and Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Stylistically, winemaking veers towards the traditional spectrum here, where no wood is used other than in their Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Farming is natural.