Domaine La Verde Vacqueyras Òra 2015

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Òra is the “ambassador of La Verde, the quintessence of our vineyard and the best expression of our terroir”, according to owner and winemaker Nicolas Camallonga.

Rich and wonderfully refined, hedgerow fruits combine with savoury elements of smoked meat, forest floor, crushed violets and fig, a minerality underpinning the complex palate. A classic GSM (55% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 20% Mourvèdre), the three varietals are vinified and aged separately for 16 months, one-third in new French oak barrels, before the final blending.

  • Rich, ripe, opulent
  • 750ml
  • 14% Alcohol
  • Cork
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Producer: Domaine La Verde

Domaine de la Verde is a family-owned single clos of 32 hectares of vines in the Rhône Cru village of Vacqueyras, between Gigondas and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Hidden away in the woods, between the finely made lace of Montmirail and the mythical slopes of Mont Ventoux, the vineyard is rooted in stony clay-limestone terraces abutting the cliffs of the river Ouvèze.

Founded in 1888, the domaine was acquired by the Camallonga family in 1963, with third generation Nicolas Camallonga taking ownership of both the estate and wine making duties in 2012. From vine to bottle this is a tightly controlled affair with only four wines produced, all AOP Vacqueyras from within the La Verde lieu-dit. Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault make up the bulk of the vineyards, with average vine age now in excess of 40 years.

92 Points
Antonio Galloni, Vinous (2015)

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