Bois d'Arlene Vacqueyras Originie 2013War and blood
One of my favorite things to do is show classic wines with age that are drinking nicely. Enter this 2013 Vacqueyras, a perfect example of a southern French red wine. At seven years of age, it’s developed, mature, and ready to enjoy.
Bois d’Arlene is an awesome organic vineyard in the southern Rhône, producing classic wines typical of the region. Phillipe Bernard is making excellent, powerful wines.
Buried beneath the notes of smoke, bacon, black pepper, and crushed rosemary are notes of robust black and red fruit. Roasted strawberry and prune and fresh figs. Orange peel and potpourri. This wine’s got something a lot of wines don’t have–complexity. This wine’s a savory beast that longs for food. We picked this 2013 vintage because it’s in the sweet spot and aged to perfection.
Pair it with anything cooked over live fire! Rich, marbled cuts of steak would be great, or any kind of roasted chicken or pork.
- Blend65% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 5% Cinsault, 5% Carignan