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Plateau des Chenes Lirac Blanc

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Plateau des Chenes Lirac Blanc Bottle
Appellation
Lirac
Variety
Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, Clairette
Age of Vines
30
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Red clay limestone, galets, sand
Altitude
65 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, direct press, fermentation in tank
Aging
9 months in 600L French oak barrels

Overview

Lirac is one of the few crus in the Rhône Valley that produces red, whites and rosé wines. Its terroir is also unique in that it is roughly analogous to its esteemed neighbor, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, in geologic age, soil composition, elevation and grape varieties. Just a short trip over the Rhône from Châteauneuf, it should be no surprise that growers there frequently own vineyards west of the river. Plateau des Chênes is the property that Laurent Brechet owns in Lirac where he makes a range of reds as well as a stunning example of Lirac Blanc. A blend of Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Clairette, it is an expressively floral and complex wine proving that Lirac is far from the little sister of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Ratings & Reviews

92

2018 Plateau des Chenes Lirac Blanc

Source: JD

91

2017 Plateau des Chenes Lirac Blanc

Source: JD

92

2016 Plateau des Chenes Lirac Blanc

Source: JD

90

2014 Plateau des Chenes Lirac Blanc

Source: WS

90

2013 Plateau des Chenes Lirac Blanc

Source: WS

90

2012 Plateau des Chenes Lirac Blanc

Source: WA

Rhône, France
  • Location
    Rhône, France
  • Appellation
    Lirac
  • Proprietor
    Famille Brechet
  • Winemaker
    Laurent Brechet
  • Size / Elevation
    70 hectares / 85-110 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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