A worthy comparison between the Vacqueyras and Cuvée Romaine can be made at Domaine la Garrigue. Whereas the Romaine trades on a fruitier, more easy-going structure, the Vacqueyras is altogether different. Seeing an additional 6 months in tank, it possesses a notable meaty quality with firmer tannins and a seriously dense core of black fruit and iron. Should you find yourself with a fairly large piece of beef or lamb on your hands, you’d be hard-pressed for a more suitable assistant at the table than this Vacqueyras. For the 2019 vintage, Virginie Combe renamed this cuvée Albert & Camille after her Bernard family ancestors who founded Domaine la Garrigue in the middle of the 19th century.