Delas Freres / 2015 Vacqueyras "Domaine des Genets".

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90 Points / The Wine Advocate issue 233.
Delas Freres / 2015 Vacqueyras "Domaine des Genets"

COUNTRY/REGION: France/Rhone Valley.

GRAPE VARIETIES: 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah.

UNIT: 1 x 75cl Bottle.

VINEYARDS: The soils consist mainly of red clay and stony alluvium over hillsides or wide terraces. The climate is southern, hot and dry, with 2,800 hours average sunshine per year, which is tempered by the Mistral wind.

WINEMAKING: After crushing and destemming, the alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks during a period of 10 days. This is followed by 8 to 10 days maceration to improve extraction. After drawing off and pressing, the malolactic fermentation takes place in tanks.

The wine is racked and aerated to allow stabilisation of its ingredients. It is then kept in tanks, to preserve the freshness of its aromas, before being bottled after 12 months of ageing.

TASTING NOTES: The colour is a deep garnet. In its youth the wine reveals black cherry aromas which will evolve towards notes of woodland and spices. On the palate, this is a warm, heady wine whose texture is well-rounded and silky. The finish is perfectly balanced.

FOOD PAIRING: This wine goes particularly well with rich sauces, game and red meat dishes.

DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.

As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.