2013 Vacqueyras, Cuvée Lopy, Vieilles Vignes, Le Sang des Cailloux

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This famous old-vine cuvée is made from three quarters Grenache and one quarter Syrah. Élevage takes place over 12 months, in 450-litre tonneaux, all of which are two or three years old. The 2013 weighs in at 14.2 percent, high enough, one may think, but lower than many years and lending the wine a quality which Serge describes as ‘aérien’. Fear not, however, as there is no lack of the classic Vacqueyras spicy weight and length. Simon Field MW - Rhône Buyer One of the best properties in the appellation of Vacqueyras, and certainly the bestnamed, Le Sang des Cailloux is located on the limeston