Lirac 2016, M. Chapoutier

  • 103276QC-STK
  • Red
  • Grenache / Syrah
  • 2016
  • 750 ml

Lirac 2016, M. Chapoutier

  • 103276QC-STK
  • Red
  • Grenache / Syrah
  • 2016
  • 750 ml

Availability: 8.00000000

$28.00

Available format

Unité 2/CS 3/CS 6/CS 12/CS
8 case(s) in stock

Detailed info

Wine description

Lirac 2016, M. Chapoutier
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Tasting notes

Colour: deep, dense red with bluish tints. Nose: the nose is intense and generous, revealing notes of blueberries and blackberries, followed by delicately toasted notes as the wine opens up. Palate: the palate is broad and concentrated, nice and fresh on entry, disclosing lovely red fruit flavours along with powerful, smooth tannins. The finish is long-lingering with slightly smoky notes and develops a touch of liquorice over time.

Producer

M. CHAPOUTIER

Vinification and aging

The grapes are destemmed and fermented in concrete tanks. The alcoholic fermentation temperature is controlled at around 25°C to preserve as much varietal aroma as possible. Gentle pumping over operations are carried out on a daily basis to delicately extract aromatic substances, colouring matter and tannins. At the end of the alcoholic fermentation, the temperature is increased to allow the polymerization of the tannins during the maceration phase. Post fermentation maceration lasts about four weeks. Ageing takes place in concrete tanks for 6 months.

Terroir

Alluvial terraces of the Rhône made up of smooth quartz pebbles and red clay, lying over a bed of sand. The terraces date from the Quaternary Period.

Vintage

2016

Variety

Grenache / Syrah

Colour

Red

Country

FRANCE

Region of production

Vallée du Rhône

Sub-Region

Rhône

Appellation

Lirac

Scores and awards

90

WE

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96

JS

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