For more than 30 years, the estate has been managed successfully by Bernard Chauvet, who joined his daughter Céline Chauvet 10 years ago, who is responsible for winemaking and estate management.
The Vacqueyras vineyard is essentially a singale plot, situated on the plateau of Vacqueyras. The soil is composed of pebbles and clayish-limestone, which are perfect for the Grenache and Syrah grapes.
The vinification is traditional, the grapes are harvested by hand and carefully sorted. The grapes are destemmed but slightly crushed. The maceration lasts 10 to 12 days to obtain maximum colour, concentration and aromatic compounds.
This is a generous wine with ever-present tannins, presenting lovely fruity notes. The Grapillon d'Or Vacqueyras is a slightly lighter, less dense variation on our ever popular Gigondas from the same producer. It displays more perfume and is more deft in its structure with bright energetic red fruits, raspberry, wild strawberry on both nose and palate. A beautiful addition to our fantastic Southern Rhone range.
This wine is perfect with leg of lamb, beef with wine sauce, duck filet, beef, risotto, grilled meat, summer dishes and cheese.