This supple and aromatic Rhône blend oozes characterful wild fruits and cherries, elevated by bunches of violets on the nose. An ample body supports the abundant fruit profile and a good streak of anise, scrubland herbs, and wood spice complete the picture. A firm, textbook Vacqueyras like this is a must for braised meats, like lamb shanks or shoulder. The Domaine du Grand Prieur is an ancient estate, first created in 980 by William the First, Comte de Provence, Seigneur-Prieur of Sarrians. In 1880, the ancestors of the Gras family restored this magnificent Domaine located in the Hautes-Garrigues de Sarrians.