VARIETIES : Grenache 50%, Roussane 30%, Viognier 20%
NATURE OF SOIL : Rocky, sandy and lime/clay
CLIMATE : Warm temperate, Mediterranean and very windy. LIRAC is situated right in the Rhône Valley
WINE HARVEST : The grapes are all handpicked, the only way to achieve best quality : the grapes are selected by the harvesters and arrive undamaged at the cellar without any oxidation phenomena. This is also the best way not to hurt the vine-stock and to preserve the future of the vineyard.
WINEMAKING AND MATURING METHODS: The grapes are all destemmed, grape-skin maceration lasts 4 to 12 hours depending on the vintage year to extract flavours and consistency. Then low temperature fermentation. Early bottling in January to « trap » the aromas.
BOUqUET : A fresh and pleasant blend. You will taste in your bottle a god balance of fruit, lime-tree and white flower aromas, citron type aromas and straightforward liveliness. Our wine has enough pep for your taste buds to be teased but it will not quench your thirst when you drink it before eating
TO BE DRUNK WITH : Fish and shellfish. May we suggest you drink it as an apéritif, because it is the perfect way to wake up your taste buds before you start a meal?
To keep : 3 to 5 years according to the vintage.
PRESERVATION : Wine like to be preserved in a dark place, with a constant temperature and hygrometry. Coolness and height are its friends. For optimal conditions or preservation, we recommend your to keep your bottles between 16° and 18° C and between 50 and 70% of humidity.
As climatic variations are minimal in our region and as sunshine is virtually constant from all year long, the quality of our wines is very regular from one vintage year to another.