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11 Southern Rhône Values

New reviews of Syrah- and Grenache-based reds from Vacqueyras’ Vignerons de Caractère
James Molesworth
Posted: August 20, 2010

The Vignerons de Caractère cooperative comprises 80 growers with 1,000 hectares of vines, representing 55 percent of the production in the Southern Rhône’s Vacqueyras appellation. That’s a lot of moving parts, but head winemaker Stéphane Cardona seems to have things working together nicely, as this operation has quietly become an excellent source for value.

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