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La Lorentine Lirac

Domaine de Marcoux

La Lorentine Lirac Bottle
Appellation
Lirac
Variety
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre
Age of Vines
10-40
Farming
Certified organic (ECOCERT & AB) with biodynamic practices
Soil
Clay limestone, gravel, sand
Altitude
90 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, destemmed, natural yeast fermentation in tank, 2-3 week maceration with daily délestage
Aging
18 months in concrete tanks and foudres

Overview

A relatively new addition to their holdings and totaling 8 hectares, their property in Lirac is a mix of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre on a complex terroir of sand, pale clay-limestone, and gravelly red clay. It was a sadly neglected vineyard so it has taken many years to convert this site to biodynamics which is just beginning to show in the wines. What was once simple and benign has become stony and refined with a raciness from the Syrah (up to 30% of the blend) and real muscle from the Mourvedre (also up to 30% of the blend). A unique wine in the context of the property and a very serious style for Lirac.

It is worth noting that due to their organic farming the blend can change depending on the nature of the vintage. For example, in 2018 the blend was 50% Mourvèdre, 40% Syrah, and 10% Grenache!

Ratings & Reviews

90

2018 La Lorentine Lirac

Source: JD

92-94

2018 La Lorentine Lirac

Source: WA

91

2017 La Lorentine Lirac

Source: JD

90

2017 La Lorentine Lirac

Source: WA

92

2016 La Lorentine Lirac

Source: JD

92

2016 La Lorentine Lirac

Source: WA

Rhône, France
  • Location
    Rhône, France
  • Appellation
    Lirac
  • Proprietor
    Famille Armenier & Estevenin
  • Winemaker
    Sophie Estevenin
  • Size / Elevation
    28 hectares / 50-130 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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