Winemaker's tasting notes: Fruity, balanced, with elegant tannins.
Aging: 100% in concrete tank for 14 months, to preserve the fruitiness of this cuvée.
“Another beautiful wine from this estate, the 2017 Vacqueyras Prelude…boasts a deep purple color as well as exotic notes of violets, sappy flowers, obvious minerality, and both plum and blueberry-like fruits. As with the Alpha-Omega, it’s elegant and seamless on the palate, with stunning purity of fruit. It’s going to be a hidden gem in the vintage.” 91 - 94 points. – Jeb Dunnuck
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Domaine de la Verdeis situated in western Vacqueyras, overlooking the Ouvèze River, against a backdrop of the Dentelles de Montmirail and Mount Ventoux. Spread across a single vineyard exclusively on lieu-dit La Verde, the estate's vines average 45 years, though some parcels are 80-100 years old. The soils are clay-limestone, with layers of galets (small river stones). Yields are low (18 - 34 hl/ha, depending on the cuvée). Low rainfall and abundant sunshine enable the grapes to ripen to perfect maturity, while the Mistral winds sweep away all excess humidity after the rain – a microclimate that imparts elegance and aromatic finesse to the wines.