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2016 Lirac, Moulin des Chênes, Rhone, France


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2016 Lirac, Moulin des Chênes, Rhone, France

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OVERVIEW

From 2016, the best vintage of the decade in the Southern Rhone from 50 year old vines comes this delicious Lirac, a 92 point, exceptional value, everyday drinking wine.

A velvety and silky southern Rhône, jam packed with red fruits from just across the river to Châteauneuf-du-Pape. A perfectly balanced and delicious, mid-bodied wine for easy drinking and great with a range of Moroccan, lamb and duck dishes. Not overly complex but fruity and delicious.

CRITIC REVIEWS (2010)

Perfume, violets, flowers, chocolates and cherries – such a prodigious infant! Great balance and a lovely gastronomic quality. 16.5/20 Points. Jancisrobinson.com

FOOD PAIRING INSPIRATION

This delicious Lirac will pair well with many Moroccan dishes as well as lamb and duck.

VINTAGE AND WINEMAKING

2016 was a near perfect vintage in the Southern Rhone with Robert Parker's Wine Advocate rating it 98/100 and extraordinary. A mild winter and spring with plenty of warmth in the summer, the yield was great due to healthy grapes and the flavours exceptional.

The 2016 blend comprises 37% Cinsault, 36% Syrah with the balance being made up of Grenache and Mourvèdre and after fermentation the wine was aged in concrete vats for 10 months prior to bottling.

PRODUCER NOTES

Moulin De Chênes is a special place in Lirac. The 50 year old vines in the vineyard are set upon an alluvial plateau from the Rhône river’s old bed. This vegan and carbon neutral producer cuts no corners in the vineyard or winery in producing ecological and ethically sound wines that happen to be great value and delicious to boot.

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SERVICE AND STORAGE TIPS

We recommend this wine undergoes at least 1 hours decanting and should be ideally stored around 12°C.

    DELIVERY INFORMATION

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    2016 Lirac, Moulin des Chênes, Rhone, France

    Wine Card
    Wine Producer Moulin des Chênes
    Wine Region Southern Rhone
    Wine Classification Lirac AOC
    Wine Type Red
    Grape Variety Syrah, Grenache, Mouvedre
    Vintage 2016
    Vintage Quality Outstanding - Parker
    Maturity Drinking Now
    Body Full Bodied
    Sweetness Dry
    Alcohol % 14%
    Bottle Type Rhone 75cl
    Serving Temperature 16-18°C
    Food Pairing Lamb Tagine, Coq au Vin
    Awards 92 Points - Decanter

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