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2009 Xavier Vignon Vacqueyras Xavier, Rhone, France

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Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $26

Search Rank 6917 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 6917th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 23935th

Score: 82  
The Wine-Searcher score of 82/100 is based on the following wine critic score:
Critic Score
15.5/20  
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Price History for 2009 Xavier Vignon Vacqueyras Xavier, Rhone, France
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Grape Variety

A Red Southern Rhone Blend generally consists of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre, in varying proportions, although typically Grenache and Syrah are the dominant partners.

There are also a number of other grape varieties that might be used in the Southern Rhone Blend, as southern France's vineyards are filled with obscure local varieties which have not made their way in the world as well as the three aforementioned. Among these less common varieties are what are often referred to as the "four Cs": Carignan, Cinsaut, ...more


Region
  • 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.

    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 i ...more

  • The Rhone Valley is a key wine-producing region in the south-east of France. It follows the north–south course of the Rhone river for almost 150 miles (240km) from Lyon to the Rhone Delta (the Bouches-du-Rhône), near the Mediterranean coast.

    The length of the valley means that Rhone wines are the product of a wide variety of soil types and ...more

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