A traditional Vacqueyras from Clos des Cazaux
If you are looking for a traditional and approachable wine bargain from the Southern Rhone then look no further than the 2012 Domaine Le Clos des Cazaux, Cuvee des Templiers, Vacqueyras. This blue fruited and mineral wine already provides comfort without the need for further aging. It is perfect for the Fall weather. This wine is available at MacArthur Beverages.
2012 Domaine le Clos des Cazaux, Cuvee des Templiers, Vacqueyras – $18
Imported by Kysela Pere et Fils. This wine is a blend of 50% Syrah and 50% Grenache sourced from vines at least 30-50 years of age. The fruit was completely destemmed then aged in both stainless steel tanks followed by enamel coated concrete tanks. Alcohol 14%. This somewhat old-school wine offers gentle and controlled round flavors of blue fruits and minerals. The subtle ripeness is matched by integrated acidity and is eventually supported by fine, drying tannins in the end. With air the wine becomes more mineral and reveals that it should be drunk over the short-term. *** Now – 2018.