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Clos des Cazaux Vacqueyras Blanc Les Clefs d'Or
Domaine Le Clos des Cazaux
France - Rhone Valley - Vacqueyras AOC

A wine with lively acidity, expressive aromas of fennel and white flowers. It is long and full in the mouth with minty and anisy aromas mixed with white peach flavors. Refreshing and mineral character.

Specifications
Appellation
Vacqueyras AOC
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
50% Clairette, 30% Roussanne and 20% Grenache Blanc
Age of vines
70 to 90 years
Soil type
Slopes of sandy soil facing south east
Vinification
Clairette grapes are green harvested to concentrate and harmonize aroma. Each grape varietal is hand picked separately. Pressing with skin contact at low temperature. Aged 12 months in stainless steel tank. (No oak)
Production
800 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Enjoy this wine with all sorts of fish starters, squid salad with olive oil and basil. A must try with fresh oysters.

Reviews and News

2018 Clos des Cazaux Vacqueyras Blanc Les Clefs d'Or - 92 PTS - JD

2018 Clos des Cazaux Vacqueyras Blanc Les Clefs d'Or - 92 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The 2018 Vacqueyras Les Clefs D'Or Blanc is another head-turner. A blend of 50% Clairette, 30% Roussanne, and 20% Grenache Blanc brought up in tank, it offers a clean, vibrant style carrying classy notes of tart peach, citrus, lemongrass, and exotic herbs. Medium-bodied, balanced, and with a kiss of minerality, it’s solid today, yet I suspect it will age gracefully for 7-8 years."

- Jeb Dunnuck (September 2019, Southern Rhône Part 2: 2017 & 2018 from Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Cairanne, and Rasteau), 92 pts

 

Producer Information: Domaine Le Clos des Cazaux

Founded in 1905 by Gabriel Archimbaud, Domaine Clos de Cazaux is now run by his grandsons Jean-Michel and Frédéric Vache.
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