2015 Domaine Chantepierre Lirac
Name: Lirac Domaine de Chantepierre Red
Area: cave des vignerons de tavel, france (see Map)
Tasting note: bright robe with deep crimson red. Purple tints. Ripe fruit aromas with caramel and liquorice. Soft in the beginning but ends robust and warm – full-bodied wine. Lirac is a Cru which associates elegancy and corpulence.
Food pairing: Red Lirac should be served at 18 degrees. This Lirac wine will be perfect with dishes in sauce (stews), Beef, game and great cheese.
Grape varieties: Black Grenache (50%) which brings softness and a high aromatic potential - Syrah (30%) for fullness and body - Mourvèdre (15%) fruit and spice aromas – Old Carignan (5%).
Awards/Comments: Lirac is a Cru which associates elegancy and corpulence.
Location: The Cave des Vignerons de Tavel is in the Rhone Valley near Avignon, Lirac and Roquemaure.
Size of the vineyard / Total Production (in cases): 37 Acres
Terroir: Its geographical position in the heart of the Tavel vineyards is an indication of its deep local roots.
Age of the vines: 25 Years.
Yields: 40 Hl/Ha
Vinification: 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 enables them to chill if necessary.
Winemaker: Paul Sanchez
Owner: Christian Paly
Type of ageing: In stainless steel vats.VALLEE DU RHÔNE
- The CAVE DES VIGNERONS DE TAVEL is in the purest Provençal style. It was built in 1937 when Tavel wines were labelled AOC. It is to date the only winery to be opened by a President of the Republic – Albert Lebrun in 1938. Cave de Tavel produces half of the Tavel AOC wines, as well as Lirac, Côtes-du-Rhône Villages and Côtes-du-Rhône. There are 140 producers, all involved in the day-to-day life of the winery and have their say in the investment decisions for making wines which frequently win medals and are regularly mentioned in wine guides.