Vacqueyras Quiot Red

In 2000, Famille Quiot started a negociant side to the business, based on a selection of Rhône Valley. Maturation, ageing, bottling, storage to allow conservation of the fruit and consistent quality of the wines was put in place. A strict selection is made as to obtain consistent quality and secure traceability procedure. This wines are complementary to the range from the Domaine and are sold with care to ensure the same level of quality is maintain.

Story

Terroir
At the foot of the dentelles de Montmirail, with a very sunny climate. Quaternary terrace with clay and silt pebbles.
Vinification
Hand-harvesting. Traditional 3-week vatting. The free-run juice is blended. Matured in "foudres" for 12 to18 months.
Varietals
Grenache noir - 歌海娜
Mourvèdre - 慕合怀特
Syrah - 西拉

Advice

Tasting notes
Brilliant crimson colour.Very fresh fruit aromas with a hint of floral notes. A touch of liquorice and spices on the palate.
Food pairings
16° with roast pigeonor "grattin of red berries.

Reviews

3 stars 1/2 - ***(*)
"vintage 2014 - UK: Steady dark red. The nose combines mulberry, big red berry fruit, with cooked plums, has a tidy curve of sweetness. The palate offers also sweet-notes, fluid raspberry fruit favors, with calm tannins in step, a small note of final freshness and a little cassis. This is doesn’t reach for the sky, but is trim and orderly.
From mid 2016 – 2021-22
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"Vintage 2015: The nose is aromatic and relatively elegant. It reveals notes of cassis, boysenberry and slight hints of crushed black cherry associated with a discreet hint of zan, gar¬rigue, caramelization as well as an imperceptible hint of white pepper (in the background). The palate is fruity, fine, sleek, nicely juicy, racy and offers a slight mineral frame, a small suavity as well as a slight gour¬mandize. In the mouth this wine expresses notes of juicy blueberry, black cherry and slight hints of ripe red fruits associated with woody hints, discreet hints of thyme, spices as well as an imperceptible hint of gray pepper (in the background). Tannins are well-built. Good length and persistence on notes of (very) ripe black fruits and liquorices. " [+]
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89 POINTS « oustanding – very good »
"vintage 2010
A blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre that is aged 90% in foudre and 10% in smaller barrels, the 2010 Jerome Quiot is elegant, finesse-driven 2010 that has a sweet perfume of spice, spring flowers, and assorted berry-like fruit. Medium-bodied, lightly textured, and with a good acidity and a supple, very drinkable profile, this delicious Vacqueyras will continue to shine for 5-7 years.
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88
"Vintage 2010
Saturated ruby. Smoky cherry and dark berry aromas are complemented by cracked pepper and garrigue. Gently sweet cherry and blackberry flavors show good depth, with zesty minerality providing lift. This supple, open-knit wine finishes with good clarity and spicy persistence
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