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2013 Lirac “Le Classique”

Domaine du Joncier

2013 Lirac “Le Classique” Domaine du Joncier - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

   $25.00

Just across the Rhône from its distinguished neighbor Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Lirac shares a similar, yet less exalted, terroir. The key lies in the rounded riverbed stones (galets roulés) that litter the land as far as the eye can see. Beyond providing good drainage and  insulation, these stones absorb the sun’s heat and reflect it back to the grapes at night, ensuring great ripeness each year for the Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, and Carignan vines that make up the blend. The outcome is a goût de terroir characterized by ripe, dark, smoky fruit, with accents of Provençal herbs like thyme and lavender. Vigneronne Marine Roussel has worked hard to achieve the stony sensation that keeps things fresh in this rich, bold red, obtaining desirable results through conversion to organic and, later, biodynamic viticulture. Try her Lirac with herb-rubbed grilled meats or Provençal specialties like soupe au pistou.—Anthony Lynch

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • Vintage 2013
  • Bottle Size 750mL
  • Blend 40% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 20% Mourvèdre, 10% Cinsault & Carignan
  • Appellation Lirac
  • Country France
  • Region Southern Rhône
  • Soil Alluvial soils with large galets roulés
  • Winemaker Marine Roussel
  • Aging Wines are aged for 18 months in underground, gravity-fed cuves
  • Farming Organic, Biodynamic
  • Alcohol 14%





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