Domaine D'Arbousset - Cuvée "La vigne d'Yvon" Lirac
Elegant and already accessible, this is one of the most impressive red Liracs!
Having inherited the vineyard from his father Yvon, Gérald Lafont vinifies a confidential production. The estate works in a sustainable way by not using synthetic products and works on reasoned soils. Since 2018, the estate has organic and biodynamic certification.
The grapes come from two different plots:
- a plot of 50-year-old Grenache with fairly clayey limestone soil
- The second plot is located on the Claretière plateau made up of rolled pebbles, sand and red clay and is planted with 40-year-old Grenaches, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault.
75% Grenache - 10% Syrah - 5% Mourvèdre - 5% Cinsault - AOP LIRAC
Vinification and aging
Harvested by hand and 100% destemmed, aging in concrete vats and demi-muids for around 18 months.
Beautiful intense ruby red color
A complex bouquet with notes of fresh and crunchy black fruit, violet flower and sweet spices.
A suave, greedy wine, with very silky tannins. There are notes of fresh black fruit that complete the palate.
The Sommelier's little extra
Food & Wine Pairings
And if we cooked simple with a good pasta dish with morels or truffles? Or simply with grilled peppers or a Basquaise sauce on your al dente pasta.
16 to 18 degrees C
2017: it is already ready to drink or leave easily for another 3 to 5 years.
- Vallée du Rhône
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