Lirac 2018EAN Code: 3760256771709
SOIL TYPES: Clay plateau made up of large rolled pebbles.
GRAPE VARIETIES: Syrah, Mourvèdre, Grenache
VINIFICATION: Crushing and destemming. Fermentation 25 days at 26° C to extract color and tannins. Storage in underground tanks.
Very deep purple color. Rich and elegant nose, with aromas of blackcurrant, redcurrant, raspberry. Evolution towards aromas of candied fruit, pepper and cocoa as it ages. Velvety and balanced on the palate, with good aromatic persistence on notes of small red fruits.
FOOD AND WINE MATCHING: Ideal with red meats or in sauce. Serve at 18°C. Ageing potential: 8 years.
RATINGS: (89-91) ROBERT PARKER 2019
- Range : South Rhône Valley Appellations
- Colour : Red
Romain Duvenay is a talented oenologist associated with the company NewRhône Millésimes, known as one of the finest palates of the region by his peers.
After perfecting his art in Bordeaux, in Languedoc and Burgundy and while working for a national restaurant trade distributor, he quickly falls in love with all the resources of the Rhône Valley, especially for its iconic grape varieties: Grenache , Syrah and Mourvèdre.
Knowing all the finest points of grape varieties and terroirs, in 2010 Romain Duvernay creates the brand which bears his name, showcasing his talent equally with appellations from the north and the south of the Rhône Valley.
In 2016, Jean-Marc Pottiez, creator and developer of major brands in Champagne and Burgundy, and confident in the development potential of a viticultural production region as rich as the Rhone Valley, decided to create the company NewRhône Millésimes. To this end, he teams up with the talented Romain DUVERNAY and buys his signature brand.
Under this signature, Romain Duvernay and Jean-Marc Pottiez then develop several partnerships between domains of the South and the North of the Rhone Valley and the company NewRhône Millésimes, with the aim of finding the most beautiful expressions of the terroirs and grape varieties of this region rich in diversity.
89-91 Robert Parker 2019