La Ferme Du Mont Vacqueyras 'Le Rif' 2018
A delicious Vacqueryras highy-rated by Decanter and eRobertParker.com "an exotic bouquet of spiced stone fruit"
A deep ruby purple colour with aromas of blackcurrant, black pepper, herbs and ripe cherry. This has delicious ripe blackberry fruit with notes of kirsch and liqourice, and finishing long and fresh with a mineral character. Enjoy now to 2023.
' I appear to have underestimated the 2016 Vacqueyras Le Rif when I reviewed it last year and rated it 90 points. It's even better than that, marrying rose and tea-like notes with raspberry and cherry fruit. Silky and concentrated, it's more about elegance than power, yet it still lingers a long time on the finish.' (8/2018) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2016 vintage)
La Ferme du Mont is one of the up and coming superstars of the Southern Rhône, under the ownership of perfectionist winemaker Stephane Vedeau. When we tasted his wines we were blown away, and when we met him we quickly learnt of his meticulous attention to detail, and passion for producing wonderfully pure wines which show character, elegance and quality. He owns around 50 hectares of old vines which he tends to without the use of chemicals and pesticides, and continues with a sensitive approach in the winery, to let the fruit and the terroir shine through in the wines. These are some of the best Rhône wines we've tasted, which we highly recommend.