2016 Domaine de Verquière Côtes-du-Rhône SKU #1308919


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The Verquière estate has been passed down from father to son for many generations and is now managed by brothers Romain and Thibaut Chamfort. Following age-old traditions and sustainable practices, the estate was recently certified organic. The Côtes-du-Rhône is a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah, grown on chalky clay soils with loads of large pebbles in the vineyards. Verquière recently returned to us after a long hiatus and we are pleased to have them back.

Staff Reviews

  • Diana Turk
    By: Diana Turk
    K&L Staff Member
    Another year, another stellar release from fan (and staff!) favorite Domaine de Verquière. For a high quality, versatile, food-friendly red, it’s hard to beat Côtes-du-Rhône in general, and this particular producer, a family operation organically farming in coveted chalky soils, is exceptional for the price. Both sophisticated and crowd-pleasing, it pairs the best of fruity Grenache with just enough peppery Syrah to create a harmonious, expressive workhorse wine that will impress everyone at the table or better yet - party.
  • Christina Stanley
    By: Christina Stanley
    K&L Staff Member
    If you are looking for a totally quaffable, versatile red that will accompany almost any dish, the 2016 Verquière Cotes Du Rhône is your dream made reality. This Grenache and Syrah blend is mostly Grenache, with just enough Syrah to spice things up and add gumption, and all the fruit comes from Certified Organic vineyards. Vignerons Romain and Thibault Chamfort, fourth generation of the estate, continue their family tradition of stewardship with the land, creating superb wines.
  • Cliff Spinola
    By: Cliff Spinola
    K&L Staff Member
    One of my favorite go to wines here at K&L! Great expressions of fresh, ripe fruit lend to a succulent, and juicy all around mouth-feel. I could open a bottle of this every day!
  • Andrew Stevens
    By: Andrew Stevens
    K&L Staff Member
    I became an instant fan of this producer and especially the entry-level Rhone offering when I first tasted them, and they just seem to be getting better. The 2016 Cotes du Rhone showcases a greater elegance and brightness as opposed to the richer 2015 vintage. With the high level of Grenache, this wine is exactly the kind of Rhone that I love. Beautiful high tones of red fruit, notes of cherry, spice and cigar box with subtle tannin from the Syrah make this a wine easy to love with tons of different dishes.
  • Keith Mabry
    By: Keith Mabry
    K&L Staff Member
    Each year this organically farmed property continues to over-deliver on the QPR ratio. The 2016 much like the 2015 has vibrant fresh fruit flavors of red cherry, spicebox and fennel seeds. The '16 is a touch more charming than the 2015 having more lift and fresh acidity. Based on the quality of even this basic Cotes du Rhone, you can expect even more deliciousness from their Villages level releases.


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