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Vacqueyras Wine

Vacqueyras is an appellation for red, white and rosé wines from the vineyard-strewn area around the parishes of Vacqueyras and Sarrians in France's southern Rhone Valley wine region.

The view from Vacqueyras
(© Christophe Grilhé)

Until 1990, Vacqueyras was one of the Cotes du Rhone Villages, but the consistent quality of its wines (particularly the concentrated, powerful reds) earned it an upgrade to a full, independent AOC. The Vacqueyras appellation laws are similar to those of Gigondas and Chateauneuf-du-Pape, its respected neighbors to the immediate northeast and southwest, and its wines also very similar, if a little less refined. One key difference between the wines of Vacqueyras and Gigondas is the proportion of Grenache required by their respective appellation laws. All Gigondas red wines must comprise at least 80% Grenache, whereas Vacqueyras wines are required to contain only 50% of this classic southern Rhone variety. The remaining percentage is made up of Syrah and Mourvedre, with an addition of 10% of any of the other Cotes du Rhone varieties, excluding Carignan.

The landscape around Vacqueyras is dominated by its position at the 'toes' of the Dentelles de Montmirail foothills. Many of the finest vineyard sites here are on the steep, southwest-facing limestone slopes just to the east of the town, which mark the beginning of these hills. The presence of these foothills points to the origins of the landscape as it looks today, divided between limestone ridges 1650 ft (500m) tall and an alluvio-glacial terrace formed many thousands of years before grapes were first grown here.

Climate-wise, the area is strictly Mediterranean (the eponymous sea is only 50 miles/80km to the south) and is therefore blessed with a long, hot, dry growing season, ensuring maximum ripeness for its vineyards. This, combined with the site's south-westerly aspect, make it one of the most sought-after viticultural sites in the Rhone valley, which explains the density of vineyards in the area.

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We found 208 wines produced in this region.
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Rayas Chateau des Tours Vacqueyras, Rhone, France Grenache - Syrah $43 3110
Perrin & Fils Vacqueyras Les Christins, Rhone, France Grenache - Syrah $21 4601
Domaine Le Sang des Cailloux Vacqueyras, Rhone, France Southern Rhone Blend Red $35 5313
Domaine le Couroulu Vacqueyras Classique, Rhone, France Southern Rhone Blend Red $21 5935
Domaine La Garrigue Vacqueyras, Rhone, France Southern Rhone Blend Red $20 6428
Montirius Vacqueyras Le Clos, Rhone, France Grenache - Syrah $25 6735
Maison Arnoux & Fils Vacqueyras Vieux Clocher, Rhone, France Grenache - Mourvedre - Syrah $18 11254
Tardieu-Laurent Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes, Rhone, France Southern Rhone Blend Red $31 11936
Maison Arnoux & Fils Vacqueyras 1717, Rhone, France Grenache - Syrah $40 12332
Xavier Vignon Vacqueyras Xavier, Rhone, France Southern Rhone Blend Red $21 13541
Domaine Le Colombier Vacqueyras Cuvee G, Rhone, France Grenache - Syrah $23 14426
Maison Arnoux & Fils Vacqueyras Vieux Clocher Cuvee Jean-Marie Arnoux, Rhone, France Grenache - Mourvedre - Syrah $25 14533
Domaine de la Charbonniere Vacqueyras, Rhone, France Southern Rhone Blend Red $25 15154
Montirius Vacqueyras, Rhone, France Southern Rhone Blend Red $23 15690
Alain Jaume & Fils Domaine Grand Veneur Vacqueyras Grande Garrigue, Rhone, France Southern Rhone Blend Red $25 15793
Paul Jaboulet Aine Vacqueyras, Rhone, France Southern Rhone Blend Red $20 15865
Maison Arnoux & Fils Vacqueyras Seigneur de Lauris, Rhone, France Grenache - Syrah $21 15909
Domaine le Clos des Cazaux Vacqueyras Cuvee des Templiers, Rhone, France Grenache - Syrah $20 16042
Domaine Mas de Bouquet Vacqueyras, Rhone, France Grenache - Mourvedre - Syrah $18 18342
Domaine La Bastide Saint Vincent Vacqueyras Pavane, Rhone, France Southern Rhone Blend Red $20 18551
Vignobles Yves Cheron Domaine du Grand Montmirail Vacqueyras, Rhone, France Grenache - Mourvedre - Syrah $23 19172
Domaine Le Colombier Vacqueyras Vieilles Vignes, Rhone, France Grenache - Mourvedre $18 19243
Domaine Le Sang des Cailloux Vacqueyras Cuvee de Lopy, Rhone, France Grenache - Syrah $40 19318
Romain Duvernay Vacqueyras, Rhone, France Grenache - Mourvedre - Syrah $25 20698
Domaine de la Colline Saint-Jean Vacqueyras, Rhone, France Grenache - Mourvedre - Syrah $20 20831
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