2014 Domaine de Verquière Côtes du Rhône-Villages Sablet

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The Verquiere estate has been passed down from father to son for many generations and is now managed by brothers Romain and Thibaut Chamfort. Following age-old traditions, as well as sustainable practices, the estate was recently certified organic. The Sablet is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Cinsault, grown on clay-limestone soils in the hills surrounding the village. Verquiere recently returned to us after a long hiatus and we are pleased to have them back.

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Staff Image By: Heather Vander Wall | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/5/2018 | Send Email
Domaine de Verquiere came to my attention earlier this past year, and I was amazed at the elegance and quality of the wines coming from this small, family-owned winery. Their wines tend to favor Grenache, but the Sablet also features Syrah, Mourvedre, and Cinsault, which makes for a bolder expression. The wine is medium bodied, with fine tannin and silky red fruit, accented by clay and spice notes. While not, perhaps, carrying the prestige of a larger producer in a more famous region, Domaine de Verquiere has quietly achieved a reputation with our staff of true, hand-crafted excellence that outshines its modest price.

Staff Image By: John Majeski | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/8/2017 | Send Email
The Southern Rhone is veritably bursting with vibrant, beautifully cultivated fruit, and some of the finest red values are to be found in Villages wines from Rasteau, Seguret and of note, the picturesque little town of Sablet. Crafted from organic fruit grown on well-draining clay and limestone, this is a pitch-perfect blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre: round, full-bodied and satisfying, with notes of black cherry, spice and licorice. Another wonderful wine from the remarkable Verquiere estate. Pair it with a thick cheeseburger slathered in mushrooms.

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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Rhone

- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market.
Alcohol Content (%): 14