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Vacqueyras Les Restanques de Cabassole Roucas Toumba 2017

  • Black fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Color:Red
  • 15% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Classic

Un vacqueyras d'une grande élégance. Son fruit marqué et sa structure puissante en font l'allié idéal d'une viande de caractère ! More info

Old Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and other white grapes (a mere 3%) make up this Vacqueyras, and come from pebble, clay, limestone, marl and stony sandstone soils. Yields are limited (20-28 hl/hectare). The grapes are vinified late, using destemming and concrete vats. The wine is matured for 18 months in 500-litre barrels for Grenache and Mourvèdre, and in barrique barrels for Syrah. This is a wine with a garnet colour and violet hues. The nose has a seductive purity and aromatic richness (black berries, violet, spices), with a full, elegant mouthfeel. Its finish is long, and characterised by small tannins. This is therefore a Vacqueyras for drinking with a special meat dish such as duck breast.

Vacqueyras Les Restanques de Cabassole Roucas Toumba serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Côtelettes d agneau aux épices, Goulash à la hongroise, Canard à la roannaise.

Peak: 2032-2037

  • Vintage score: 17/20
  • Lot presentation
    Vacqueyras Les Restanques de Cabassole Roucas Toumba

    Cuvée presentation

    Old Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and other white grapes (a mere 3%) make up this Vacqueyras, and come from pebble, clay, limestone, marl and stony sandstone soils. Yields are limited (20-28 hl/hectare). The grapes are vinified late, using destemming and concrete vats. The wine is matured for 18 months in 500-litre barrels for Grenache and Mourvèdre, and in barrique barrels for Syrah. This is a wine with a garnet colour and violet hues. The nose has a seductive purity and aromatic richness (black berries, violet, spices), with a full, elegant mouthfeel. Its finish is long, and characterised by small tannins. This is therefore a Vacqueyras for drinking with a special meat dish such as duck breast.

    Information about domain Roucas Toumba

    Domaine Roucas Toumba takes its name from the old Provençal for "fallen rock" or "rocher tombé", which is what this area was known as in the 19th century. The choice reflects Eric Bouletin's attachment to his roots; although this attachment didn't stop him marrying Junko, a Japanese sommelier who works with him on the domain. Eric used to send his grapes to the cooperative in Vacqueyras but in 2000 he decided to make his own wine. The majority of his vineyards are planted with 80-year-old Grenache vines, protected from the Mistral by the surrounding cypress, almond and olive trees. He also grows Syrah and Mourvèdre, and some white grape varieties that are introduced in very low quantities to refine the wines. The vineyard is cultivated with utmost respect for the land, meaning no herbicides or chemical fertilisers.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 good appearance
    • Origin: Producer
    • Recoverable VAT: Yes
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 15 %
    • Country/Region: Rhône
    • Appellation/Wine: Vacqueyras
    • Producer/Owner: Roucas Toumba
    • Vintage: 2017
    • Color: Red
    • Peak: 2032-2037
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Environment friendly 
    • Size (in ha): 4
    • Intensity: Classic
    • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 60% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre, 5% divers (Viognier, clairette, grenache blanc)
    Vacqueyras Les Restanques de Cabassole Roucas Toumba
    Vacqueyras Les Restanques de Cabassole Roucas Toumba

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