LIRAC is one of the up‐coming best areas from the southern Rhône valley, as it delivers outstanding wines.
50% Grenache noir, 35% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre
Bold red wine with an Intense inky red color, and an incredible long and full finish.
On the nose, aromas of red and black ripe fruit (kirsch and wild Blackberry) are dominant. The mouth is full, with aromas of blackcurrant liquor and spice. Tannins are both harmonious and elegant thanks to the fleshiness of the wine. The end displays hints of smooth vanilla, which gives to the wine length and complexity.
Pair well with all types of Mediterranean style dishes: Bouillabaisse (tomato based seafood stews), grilled tuna, lobster with saffron, red pastas, grilled meats, roasted vegetables. Wonderful as a sipper in its own right too!
Best between 1 and 8 years of age.
Serve at about 65°F. Best if open about 30 minutes prior serving.
History and soil type:
Established in the northern part of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the Jaume family has been dedicated to the art of wine growing since 1826.
In the 14th century, during their stay in Avignon, the popes built a papal castle in Châteauneuf-du-Pape (“New castle of the Popes”). Impressed by the area's exceptional “terroir” (the soil and its growing conditions), they planted vineyards around the castle on terraces covered with distinctive large smooth rounded stones, which get very hot during the day in the hot sun, and keep the vine roots warm during the cold nights, providing perfect condition for wine grapes .
LIRAC vineyard is facing Chateauneuf-du-Pape, opposite side of the Rhône river. Soils are almost similar in both side. They are marked by the violence wrought by the Rhone river. It consists of a layer of marine molasses of the Miocene period covered by alpine alluvium. The presence of a great number of the legendary rounded stones known as "galets" in the earth is evidence of the time when the Rhone, then a torrent, tore fragments of rock from the Alps and deposited them on the plain.
$24.00 Regular Price