Without a doubt one of the best Vacqueyras we have ever offered. Vacqueyras was the second Côtes du Rhônes Villages to be upgraded to AOC ( Applellation d Origine Controlee) status, and rightly so. These excellent-value wines are like turbo-charged Côtes du Rhônes: dark and rich with the classic herbs and warm peppery spice of the Southern Rhône. Compared to neighboring Gigondas, they are slightly more restrained and rustic and slightly cheaper. They are made from a minimum 50 percent Grenache.
Domaine Palon is located at the foot of the "Dentelles de Montmirail" on the mid-slope of Gigondas. This is a boutique domaine with only 7 hectares in Gigondas and only 5 hectares in Vacqueyras.
This wine shines with its ripe raspberry nose with lots of garrigue and hints of smoke and a lovely plump core of blackberry , licorice and tapenade flavors that soar through the finish. This wine is simply an outstanding value!
A blend of 75% Grenache, 16% Mourvedre & 9% Syrah