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."