Domaine le Couroulu - Vacqueyras 'Cuvée Classique' 2017
Located in between Gigondas and Chateauneuf du Pape, the village of Vacqueyras received Appellation Controllee status in 1990. Domaine le Couroulu, founded in 1928 and still owned by the Ricard family, is known for producing some of the most full-bodied Vacqueyras and other wines from their 20 hectares of old Grenache and Syrah vines. The estate is named for the Curlew bird, which is known in Provencal dialect as Couroulu, and is the signature emblem on the domaine’s labels.
The Vacqueyras Cuvee Classique is a blend of 60% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 15% Mourvedre. It undergoes a long, 20-day maceration period and is aged in large oak casks for two years before bottling. This big, spicy, robust, somewhat jammy wine represents exceptional value. It is an excellent match for grilled ribs, sausages, and steaks as well as roasts and stews of lamb, beef and game.
Robert Parker consistently acclaims the Couroulu Vacqueyras as one of the finest wines of its appellation.This big, spicy, robust, somewhat jammy wine represents exceptional value. It is an excellent match for grilled ribs, sausages, and steaks as well as roasts and stews of lamb, beef and game.
"A year in, year out no-brainer purchase is the classic release from Le Couroulu" - Jeb Dunnuck
This is without a doubt, one the best value wines from Southern Rhone.
Producer: Domaine le Couroulu
Region: Rhône Valley
Varietal: Grenache, Syrah
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