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LA BASTIDE SAINT VINCENT has been a family estate since the end of the 18th century, with a 23-hectare vineyard that is very fragmented and which offers Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Côtes du Rhône Villages Plan de Dieu, Côtes du Rhône and Vin de Pays de Vaucluse. Our 10 plots of Vacqueyras A.O.C. vines represent approximately 8 ha: 6 plots are located in different parts of the plateau des garrigues – a stony terrace dating from the Riss ice age – while 4 plots are on either side of the village of Vacqueyras.
The average age of the vines is over 40 years: the yields are therefore low, which is favourable for the quality of the wines. Grenache largely dominates, complemented by mourvèdre and syrah. The hand-picking allows us to rigorously sort the bunches. The grapes are de-stemmed, lightly crushed, then vinified traditionally in enamelled concrete vats, with a vatting period of about 2 weeks. 100% matured in vats, PAVANE is our only cuvée de Vacqueyras.