2018 Domaine Chantepierre Lirac
Domaine Chantepierre Red
Cave de Tavel
The Cave des vignerons de Tavel is in the purest Provençal style.It
wasbuilt in 1937 when Tavel wines were labelled AOC. It is to date the
onlywinery to be opened by a President of the Republic – Albert Lebrun
in1938.Cave de Tavel produces half of the Tavel AOC wines, as well as
Lirac,Côtes-du-Rhône Villages and Côtes-du-Rhône and stretches over
680Ha..There are 140 producers, all involved in the day-to-day life of
thewinery and have their say in the investment decisions for making
wineswhich frequently win medals and are regularly mentioned in
Varitels: Grenache noir (50%) - Syrah (30%), Mourvèdre (15%), Carignan (5%).
The Cave des Vignerons de Tavel is in the Rhone Valley near Avignon, Lirac
and Roquemaure. Its geographical position in the heart of the Tavel vineyards
is an indication of its deep local roots. Vines : 25 Years old - 37 Acres -Yield :
The harvest is destalked. Traditional vinification with long vating periods. After
putting into tanks, we pump the juice over to homogenize the harvest. During
the alcoholic fermentation there are several pumping-overs depending on the
denseness. Computer assisted cooling systems enable us to chill if
In stainless steel vats.
Eye : bright robe - deep crimson red. Purple tints. Aromas : ripe fruit aromas –
caramel and liquorice. Mouth : soft in the beginning - robust and warm –
full-bodied wine. Lirac is a Cru which associates elegancy and corpulence.
Red Lirac should be served at 18 degrees. This wine Lirac will be perfect with
dishes in sauce (stews), Beef, game and great cheese.
Ageing capacity : around 5 to 7 years.
2017 90-92 Wine Advocate
2016 91 Wine Advocate
2016 89 Wine Spectator
2018 91 Wine Advocate