Consistent Quality

The Vacqueyras appellation is produced in Vacqueyras and Sarrians, north-east of Orange, in the Vaucluse department. This terroir covers 14 square kilometers of vines, bordered by Gigondas and Beaumes-de-Venise, Southern Rhône wine region, France. The vineyards’ altitude is between 100–400 meters above sea level.

Terroir Gifted By Nature

It is established mainly at the foot and on the flanks of the famous massif of lace of Montmirail and the terraces of the Ouvèze. The climate here is particularly exceptional. On the one side, it is the Mediterranean; it benefits from the mistral presence, which eliminates the humidity and brings nice weather and summers very hot. On the other side, it is alternated of two dry seasons in winter and summer, and two very rainy seasons in autumn and spring, which are favorable to the vine’s good development.

Characterful Refined Wines

The soil, of great diversity, consists mainly of clay, sand, rolled pebbles, calcareous scree, and red limestone. With a most traditional grape variety for the southern Côtes-du-Rhône vineyards, this typicity between climate and soil makes it possible to produce red wines of various characters (and some rosés or rare whites). The reds and rosés are mainly from Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Cinsault.

For white wines, the grapes are Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc, and Roussanne. Ample, round, and fat on the palate, red wines from Vacqueyras have notes of red fruits and violets, but also licorice and undergrowth aromas. They are wines of characters, balanced and fine, consumed preferably after 2 to 3 years.

 


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A part of the important features of Vacqueyras appellation for red wines are as follows:

  • Soil: Clay, sand, rolled pebbles, calcareous scree, and red limestone.
  • Taste: Well balanced and fine.
  • Wine color: Red.
  • Aromas: Red fruits and violets.
  • Aging potential: 2 – 4 years.
  • Serving temperature: 14 to 16° C

 

A part of the important features of Vacqueyras appellation for rose wines are as follows:

  • Soil: Clay, sand, rolled pebbles, calcareous scree, and red limestone.
  • Taste: Balanced.
  • Wine color: Rose.
  • Aromas: Fruity.
  • Aging potential: 1 – 2 years.
  • Serving temperature: 11 to 12° C

 

A part of the important features of Vacqueyras appellation for white wines are as follows:

  • Soil: Clay, sand, rolled pebbles, calcareous scree, and red limestone.
  • Taste: Fine.
  • Wine color: Golden color.
  • Aromas: Fruits and flowers, honey, and woody.
  • Aging potential: 2 – 3 years.
  • Serving temperature: 8 to 10° C

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Region Highlights

Surface: About 14 Square Kilometers
Classification: AOP Vacqueyras
Grapes: Clairette, Grenache blanc, Bourboulenc and Roussanne for white wines, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault for red and rose wines.
Types of Wines: White Wine, Rose Wine, Red Wine

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