jamie goode's wine blog: A biodynamic Vacqueyras

Friday, August 07, 2009

A biodynamic Vacqueyras

I'm acutely aware that some really interesting wine regions are a bit neglected on this blog. It's not my deliberate policy to ignore any particular region - it just happens. One of the regions I should be giving more space to is the Southern Rhone, with its fantastic Grenache-based blends and intriguing, ageworthy whites. Here's a tasty, relatively affordable biodynamic Vacqueyras that I liked.

Domaine Montirius Vacqueyras Garrigues 2006 Southern Rhone, France
Deep coloured, this has a lovely spicy, peppery nose with sweet blackberry fruit together with a hint of meatiness and just a touch of mint. The palate is rich and ripe with lovely savoury spiciness and some earthy hints. Ripe but savoury: this is what you come to the southern Rhone for. 90/100 (11.95 BBR)

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At 2:57 PM, Blogger Julian said...

It's always good to get an impartial opinion on one of the wines we import to Ireland, and all the better when it's from this side of the Atlantic (review, not the wine).

I'll send the link on to the Saurels at Montirius, to reassure them that I'm still keeping an eye on their interests, and by way of continuing apology for my overwritten review of a previous vintage.


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