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.
The vineyard lays down on the villages of Lirac and St Laurent des Arbres ( Northern of Tavel City).
Vines : 30 years old - 3.7 acres - Yield : 16.2 hl per acre.
Mechanical harvest - Maceration for 5 weeks, combined with pumping over . Temperature control for colling if necessary.
Eye: bright deep crimson shot.
Nose: animally, ripe fruit, caramel.
Mouth: soft attack, good structure, aftertaste of
liquorices, notes of toast at the end.
Lirac is a Cru which associates elegancy and
Best served at 61°F- 65°F. It will be perfect with casseroles, game, red meat, rib of beef , shoulder of lamb or Cheese.
About 8 years or more
Black Grenache 60 % -Syrah 40 %
Current and upcoming vintage ratings :
201991 International Wine Report
201892 Wine Advocate
A new offering from the local cave cooperative, the 2018 Lirac Domaine de l'Eyrolle is full-bodied, lush and velvety, with pronounced scents and flavors of mixed berries and cherries and a delectable hint of cocoa on the long, vibrant finish.
Terrisson Wines 195 rue Guy Arnaud 30900 Nîmes - FRANCE +33 (0)126.96.36.199.22
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