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DOMAINE PALON 2016 VACQUEYRAS

Item #: 350907
Bottle Size: 750ml
Wine Advocate: 92
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We are excited to present another fantastic Rhone blend from Domaine Palon. The 2016 Vacqueyras follows the estate’s hugely popular Cotes du Rhone which was our Wine of the Month for March. The Vacqueyras is a delicious wine which manages to take it to another level with increased intensity and concentration. This Rhone blend offers enormous appeal with richly textured fruit flavors which remains fresh and oh so drinkable. The Wine Advocate gave this outstanding value 92 points, calling it, "rich, supple and a fine effort." We completely agree!

Sheltered by the Dentelles de Montmirail, Domaine Palon basks in its Mediterranean climate crafting a wine of color, depth and well-ripened fruit. This commune northeast of Chateauneuf du Pape is well-known for the quality of its Grenache-based wines which are blended with Syrah and Mourvedre.

The Palon family has farmed the land since the 1930s and sold wine to the local co-operative until Sebastien began bottling under the family name. The grapes are picked by hand and carefully sorted to retain only the best berries. This full-bodied wine offers lush fruit flavors with a touch of the region’s signature garrigue and a very long finish.

If you enjoyed the Cotes du Rhone, you will love the Vacqueyras. This wine offers astounding value and is a complete no-brainer.

WINE ADVOCATE 92 POINTS - "Rich, supple and slightly warm, the 2016 Vacqueyras from Domaine Palon is a fine effort. Like the Gigondas, the focus is on ripe berry fruit, so don't expect this to be a long-term ager, but enjoy it over the next 5 years or so."

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Country: France

France is one of the largest wine producers in the world. French wine traces its history to the 6th century BC, with many of France's regions dating their wine-making history to Roman times. The wines produced range from expensive high-end wines sold internationally to more modest wines usually only seen within France. Two concepts central to higher end French wines are the notion of "terroir", which links the style of the wines to the specific locations where the grapes are grown and the wine is made, and the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) system. Appellation rules closely define which grape varieties and winemaking practices are approved for classification in each of France's several hundred geographically defined appellations, which can cover entire regions, individual villages or even specific vineyards. France is the source of many grape varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah) that are now planted throughout the world, as well as wine-making practices and styles of wine that have been adopted in other producing countries.

Varietal: Rhone Blend

Region: Rhone

The Rhône wine region in Southern France is situated in the Rhône River Valley and produces numerous wines under various Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) designations. The region's major appellation in production volume is Côtes du Rhône AOC. The Rhône is generally divided into two sub-regions with distinct vinicultural traditions, the Northern Rhône and the Southern Rhône. The northern sub-region produces red wines from the Syrah grape, sometimes blended with white wine grapes, and white wines from Marsanne, Roussane and Viognier grapes. The southern sub-region produces an array of red, white and rosé wines, often blends of several grapes such as in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.