The Burle family of Domaine Font Sarade has well-established Vacqueyras roots, the domaine now being run by husband and wife team Bernard and Claire, who were recently joined by daughter Agnes. Located to the north of the Vacqueyras appellation, their Hauts de la Ponche cuvée comes from Grenache (50%), Syrah (25%) and Mourvedre (25%) vines growing at the top of the “La Ponche” plateau, in clay-limestone soils. The grapes were fully destemmed before fermentation and maturation in concrete tanks. This is the first time in over 10 years that we have listed a Vacqueyras, this 2015 having completely charmed us. Rustic this is not: here, richness of body combines with freshness and complex, spiced raspberry perfume to give a beautiful, captivating wine. Intensely concentrated and with a good frame, this will give enormous pleasure when young and also in the future (drink 2017-2020+).
2015 Vacqueyras Les Hauts de la Ponche, Domaine Font Sarade
(£16.50 per bottle)
Save 11% on a case of 12 bottles
38 in stock