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LIRAC rouge 2010 - Cuvée Grand Roc

Grape varieties – age Grenache (65%) 40 to 80 years old – Syrah (30%) 30 years old – Carignan (5%) 50 years old
Soil Clay, limestone, stony and deep
Vinification The harvest is entirely selected and destemmed. The grapes undergo a cold pre-fermention maceration during three days followed by a maceration at a temperature from 20° to 28°C during twenty two days.
All the grapes (Grenache, Syrah, Carignan) are hand-picked at fully maturity but only a part of them is matured in 12 years old new barrels.
Degree 14°
Wine-tasting This wine shows a dark ruby robe with purple highlights. The first reveals aromas of candied blackberries. The end of mouth is pleasant and full, tannins are melted with a retro olfaction of grey pepper.
Food and wine pairing This cuvee matches well with a roasted and juicy leg of lamb or a chocolate macaron.
temperature Serve at 16 to 18°.
Keeping This wine will reach its peak after in 3 or 4 years. It can be drunk from now but it can be left for 6 or 7 years easily.