Montmirial Vacqueyras “Cuvée des Deux-Frères”
Château de Montmirail
70% GRENACHE, 20% SYRAH, 10% MOURVEDRE
Established in 1960 by Maurice Archimbaud, the Château de Montmirail is now managed by his daughter, Monique Archimbaud Bouteiller, and her children. The vineyard sitting on the two communes of Vacqueyras and Gigondas, is largely the work of Maurice Archimbaud who patiently built up the area based on the combination of two properties: a family farm, located in Vacqueyras he inherited from his father Gabriel Archimbaud, and on the vineyard Gigondas created in the sixties by clearing steep slopes of Dentelles de Montmirail.
Clear and brilliant red, with powerful aromas of red berry fruit, full bodied with supple tannins and a nice finish. It’s leathery and gamy, with voluptuous berry fruit and white pepper.
The area of 45 ha is spread over the slopes of Montmirail Laces regarding the Gigondas appellation and on the set of the other Vacqueyras. Low yields on clay -limestone soils give the wines strength and balance . Careful work on restructuring the field allows Montmirail to keep a balance between wealth brought by our oldest vines (some aged 80 ) and the freshness of our plantings .