Vacqueyras 'Le Village' Montirius AC (Rhone)
Yes, yes I know ... I didn't need to add another Vacqueyras which (along with our top heavy Rioja selection) hints at where my red wine-drinking loyalties lie. However this little gem qualifies to join the team as it represents a deliberate attempt by Christine and Eric Saurel to beat a more economical path to their stunning range of more upmarket offerings. You could almost call it a red carpet to the cellar door! From vineyards on the slopes of the Garrigues plateau, it's a particularly accessible, unoaked Vacqueyras. It's a lovely full ruby red colour; in the mouth it's striking for its suppleness, finesse, elegance and very well-balanced structure.
Grape varieties: Grenache/Syrah
Bottle Closure: Natural Cork