Vacqueyras "Tombadou", Mas de Restanques
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Organic

Vacqueyras "Tombadou", Mas de Restanques - 2019

Item # 44728 750mL
$26.96/ Single Bottle
$323.52 $242.64/ Case of 12
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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


Tasting Notes

The Tombadou bottling from Mas de Restanques comes from vines planted in sandy soils giving this red wine a more elegant slant on the palate. Still a rich red wine to enjoy with a chill in the warmer months and always alongside rich foods, stews or grilled meats are an excellent choice. Unoaked


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Staff Pick Notes

Mas de Restanques production started in 1995 when two neighbor families joined forces. In 2007 they built a cellar. Production used to be mechanical but recently the owners turned toward organic practices. This is a classic Vacquerais: 70% Grenache with some Syrah and Mourvedre. These three varietals are vinified separately and then blended together. You'll notice typical aromas and flavors of black fruit and spice. The tannins are soft, smooth, and very well balanced with the acidity. The finish is slightly leathery. In my opinion, it's a very well-structured, full-bodied red wine that's, powerful but smooth at the same time. Delicious with red meat and seasoned cheeses but very pleasant on its own too!

- AFR

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Grenache

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