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2022 Vacqueyras Rouge “Floureto”

Domaine Le Sang des Cailloux
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Dip your nose into your glass of Vacqueyras: there you’ll find the liquid reincarnation of the stony terroir from which this red hails. Garrigue—wild thyme, rosemary, and, judging from the scent, some lavender as well—grows copiously around the vineyard, adding an almost smoky, resinous perfume to the wine, as if the baking summer sun had liberated its aromas and the mistral had wafted over it to flavor the grapes. Aged in large neutral foudres, this wine has chewy tannins that are amazingly elegant, while there is no shortage of depth and density for extensive bottle aging, if desired. Cuvée Floureto’s mineral finish keeps it very fresh, providing a tension rarely found in Grenache-based blends. It almost seems as though the wine has been filtered through stones—but don’t worry, that’s the only kind of filtration we would allow this Vacqueyras to endure.

Anthony Lynch

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Technical Information
Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2022
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre & Cinsault
Appellation: Vacqueyras
Country: France
Region: Southern Rhône
Producer: Domaine Le Sang des Cailloux
Vineyard: 35 to 40 years, 12 ha
Soil: Clay, Limestone, with Galets Roulés
Aging: Wine is raised for a minimum of 6 months in foudre
Farming: Biodynamic (certified)
Alcohol: 14%

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Kermit inspecting wine barrels

For the wines that I buy I insist that the winemaker leave them whole, intact. I go into the cellars now and select specific barrels or cuvées, and I request that they be bottled without stripping them with filters or other devices. This means that many of our wines will arrive with a smudge of sediment and will throw a more important deposit as time goes by, It also means the wine will taste better.

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