2015 Xavier Vins Arcane Diable Mourvedre

2015 Xavier Vins Arcane Diable Mourvedre

94 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2015 Xavier Vins Arcane Diable Mourvedre
94 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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Almost literally a monster of a wine, this new label from Xavier Vins is deep and dark and named after the devil. A rare thing from the Rhone, this is 100% Mourvedre from a wonderfully hot year -- and thus it lashes the palate with the grape's dense, dark, exotic fruit along with a tactile body and structure. Satisfying and unique, the new Acrane Diable label looks set to become a legend from this expert Rhone winemaker.

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$35.99 in mixed 6+ or $39.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Monastrell/Mourvedre

Its Origins

For the last 15 years, oenologist Xavier Vignon has become internationally known for being the winemaker of several of the best domaines in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and the Rhone, such as Le Nerthe, Marcoux and Grand Veneur. In 2002 some friends (who are wine importers) asked him if he can create his own wine. Choosing amongst the best wines he has made, he creates Rhône wines of different vintages and appellations. His ideal wine is easy to understand, modern, powerful and great value for money. Before settling up in Rhône Valley, Xavier worked as a winemaker in Alsace, Champagne (Moët & Chandon), Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, Burgundy and Languedoc-Roussillon.

What The Critics Say

94/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Jeb Dunnuck

"There are two slightly eccentric wines from this estate that merit serious attention. Almost 100% Mourvèdre from a parcel close to Vinsobres, the sensational 2015 Vin de France Arcane XV Le Diable had a three-week maceration (Xavier prefers to get as much extraction as possible before alcoholic fermentation), and was aged mostly in small oak tanks and concrete. Blueberries, blackberries, peppery herbs and spice all flow from this layered, full-bodied beauty that has awesome purity, integrated acidity and plenty of structure. Give bottles 2-3 years and drink over the following 10-15 years." Drink 2018 - 2033

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Mourvedre

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Rhone

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    15.00%

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2033

Taste

5

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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