Issued from pebbles vineyards (rounded stones).
Production area: Townships of Lirac and Roquemaure (North of Tavel)
Size of the Vineyard: 30 hectares
Age of vines: 30 years
Hand harvesting. Maceration for 5 weeks, combined with Pumping over. Temperature control for refrigeration if necessary. Aged in barrels for 8 to 10 months.
Eye: bright deep crimson shot through with mauve.
Nose: animally, ripe fruit, caramel.Mouth: soft attack, good structure, aftertaste of liquorices, notes of toast at the end.
Lirac is a Cru which associates elegancy and corpulence.
Perfect with casseroles, game, red meat, rib of beef, shoulder of lamb, unpasteurised or hard cheese.
Gold Medal Concours Agricole Paris
Wine Spectator: 89/100
Lirac, labelled Cru since 1945, combines elegance with an amazing structure and richness. Its subtle strength makes it the finest flower of the Rhone vineyards.