2015 Domaine de Verquière Côtes du Rhône-Villages Sablet

SKU #1382595 Jancis Robinson

 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre, 5% Cinsault. Vinified in concrete and aged in old wood. Tasted blind. Dark crimson. Intense, focused nose and lots of tannins. Rather cool finish. Lightly chewy on the end. Not opulent but well balanced. (JR)  (10/2018)

Wine Enthusiast

 While rich and full in body, this Grenache blend also has fresh acidity and notes of dusty mineral and dried Provençal herbs that lend complexity. Black-plum and cherry flavors are crisply concentrated on the palate and framed by fine, slightly bitter tannins that linger on the finish. (AI)  (5/2018)

K&L Notes

The Verquière estate has been passed down from father to son for many generations and is now managed by Thibaut Chamfort. Following age-old traditions and sustainable practices, the estate was recently certified organic. The Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Sablet is a blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault grown on three different terroirs. The first being the chalky clay soils with loads of large pebbles from the lower part of the appellation, limestone and marl from the highest part and the classic sandy soils of Sablet right around the village and estate. Verquière recently returned to us after a long hiatus and we are pleased to have them back.


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By: John Majeski | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/25/2019 | Send Email
Certainly some of the greatest values in the beautiful Rhone Valley can be found in the "Villages" wines of Valreas, Seguret, Visan and Sablet, where the sun-ripened grapes carpet the slopes and valleys on both sides of the Rhone River. These wines are more restricted and as a result, are of overall higher quality than normal Cotes-du-Rhones. We're proud of the entire range of organic wines from Domaine de Verquiere, and the Sablet especially unveils an array of redolent charms in its concentrated plum, wild cherry and herbal flavors, supported by good acidity and the evidence of welcome grip on the tannins. One for the home chef to pair with a rich Cottage pie or Greek moussaka. Great value!
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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
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