Les Hauts d'Acantalys Red
Cave de Tavel et de Lirac - Lirac
Red,Lirac
Grenache noir (50%) - Syrah (30%) - old Carignan , Mourvedre (20%)
history
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. The 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 680 Ha..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 guide.
Vineyard
The Cave des Vignerons de Tavel is in the Rhone Valley 15km from Avignon and Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Its geographical position in the heart of the Tavel vineyards on the edge of the village is an indication of its deep local roots. The Lirac vineyards are in the localities of Lirac, St Laurent des Arbres and Roquemaure.Limestone and smooth pebbles. Vines : 30 years - Yield : 40 hl/ha -
Winemaking
Harvested by hand. Traditional vinification best for long vatting. Racked daily throughout the maceration period. Temperatures are monitored to see if refrigeration is necessary. Our red Lirac is matured in French oak barrels for 10 to 12 months depending on the quality of the harvest.Ageing in Barrel-matured for about 12 months.
Tasting notes
Eye: Bright deep crimson shot with mauve. Nose: animally – ripe fruit – caramel. Mouth: soft attack – good structure – aftertaste of liquorice – notes of toast at the end.
Food pairing
Perfect with casseroles, game, red meat, rib of beef, shoulder of lamb in coarse salt, unpasteurized or hard cheeses.
Aging potential
About 8 years or more.
Grape varieties
Grenache noir (50%) - Syrah (30%) - old Carignan , Mourvedre (20%)
Press
Previous rating
201891 Wine Advocate
201791 Wine Enthusiast
201689 Wine Spectator
91
2018
The 2018 Lirac Les Hauts d'Acantalys boasts intriguing aromas of roses, raspberries and orange zest. A typical blend of Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah, it's medium to full-bodied, with a lively, briny finish.
Terrisson Wines
195 rue Guy Arnaud
30900 Nîmes - FRANCE
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