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The silky wines of Domaine de Verquière


These two wines from Domaine de Verquière were forward drinking with smooth, clean fruit.  To support this nature the fruit is de-stemmed and malolactic fermentation is blocked.  The 2012 Domaine de Verquière, Rasteau is a very solid wine that still provides a hint of that attractive Rasteau rusticity.   It should improve over the short-term.  The 2012 Domaine de Verquière, Vacqueyras certainly stepped things up with greater depth of flavor and an engaging, racy finish.  There was a lot going on but it had a sense of tranquility about it.  It drinks well now but might be worth holding off until later next year.  These wines were purchased at MacArthur Beverages.

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2012 Domaine de Verquière, Rasteau – $19
Imported by Esprit du Vin.  This wine is a blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah which was aged for six months in concrete and older barrels.  Alcohol 14%.  There were interesting berry aromas on the nose.  The mouth begun with cherry fruit that was somewhat dense and round with a hint of glycerin at first.  The flavors were clean with plummy and figgy notes but not in an overripe sense.  This had a sense of rusticity followed by very fine and ripe tannins that coated the mouth in the aftertaste.  **(*) Now-2018.

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2012 Domaine de Verquière, Vacqueyras – $27
Imported by Esprit du Vin.  This wine is a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, and 10% Cinsault which was aged for six months in large oak casks.  Alcohol 14%.  The nose was full of plummy fruit.  In the mouth the plum flavors were pure, round, and deep. This wine left a sense of tranquility and balance.  The fruit became sweeter, not from residual sugar, towards the finish where notes of minerals mixed in.  This wine left a riper, racy impression towards the finish.  Oh yes, there was a nice structure too.  *** Now-2019.

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