Xavier Vignon Vins Arcane Le Fou NV
Red Blends | France
Xavier Vignon, the mad genius of the Rhone, is back with this 96-POINTER for only $21.95! If you know Xavier’s wines...you know what a steal this is! If you’ve never tangled with the mad maverick of the Southern Rhone – you’re in for a treat!
“...another unique wine from this incredible winemaker.” – Jeb Dunnuck
That about sums it up. This is Champagne-style, multi-vintage blending at its finest...with five of the very best vintages hand-picked from the last two decades, all from ten different terroirs of Southern Rhone’s top sites (a lot of which are Châteauneuf-du-Pape), including fifteen variations of grenache (rootstocks, clones, you name it...). Fresh, intensely spiced, incredibly juicy – this is a grenache that perfectly melds CdP’s depth and complexity with California’s penchant for bright and ripe fruit flavors!
Built with pure power and tremendous polish, the wine is an intensely striking homage to the grenache grape. He has literally dozens of the top Chateauneuf and Southern Rhone producers as clients, and the lucky consulting winemaker gets his pick of the lots to make his own cuvees, like this one (with bits of his own fantastic vineyards in Gigondas, Vacqueyras, and Beaumes de Venise). If you love old-vine grenache (plus 5% each mourvèdre, syrah, and caladoc) made in the modern Chateauneuf-du-Pape style, then this is the wine for you! Lavender, cherries, kirsch, spice cake, toasted peppercorn, sweet herbs grilled over oak, a touch of cigar box, this just won’t stop! This is exuberant and intense yet balanced with creamy, silky textures that coat the mouth, grab the tongue, and just go on forever. At this price, you don’t want to miss out. While it lasts!
- BlendRed Blends
- WinemakerXavier Vignon
- RegionRhone Valley
- AppellationVin de France
- Aging/CooperageAgeing : 1/3 in French and Austrian oak barrels, 1/3 in truncated wooden vats, 1/3 in concrete vats