Mas du Bouquet Vacqueyras

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Deep ruby red in color, with aromas of blackberry, cherry, lavender and anise. This has a fruit-forward style dominated by dark berries, but the wine also displays an interesting herbal flavor. A fruit-laden wine pairs nicely with the apples and the sweetness of the meat, while the wine’s earthiness highlights the rich, gamey aspects of a whole-roasted duck. The wine finishes with a touch of tannin, which lingers tastefully through the duck’s mouth-coating silkiness.

Red wines from the Southern Rhône are made from a variety of grapes but most are blends of grenache and syrah. In addition to these grapes, many wines from this region include lesser amounts of mourvedre and/or cinsaut. The Rhône’s most celebrated wine, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, can include up to 13 different grapes! Though a little less polished, Vacqueyras (most of which come in at $20 or under) is an excellent alternative to the pricier Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

GRANT HENRY

PRICE: about $15.00

 
Also pairs well with: B
Category- red
 
Varietal- Grenache, syrah, mourvedre
 
Region- Vacqueyras, Rhone Valley, France
 
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Pairs With An Apple A Day Ends With Roasted Duck

Price $15

Also pairs well with beef, game birds, lamb, mushrooms, roasted root vegetables, stews

  • Category Red Wine
  • Varietal Grenache
  • Region Rhone Valley France