Domaine Grand Veneur Lirac Clos de Sixte 2010
|Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah|
Lirac is the most southern of the wine growing regions of Rhône, it's situated on the right bank of the Rhône River, across from the famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape and bordering the popular rosé growing area of Tavel. Along with Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Hermitage, Lirac is known to produce red wines of great expression and depth of flavour, it's production rules rank amongst the most strict in the entire Rhône region.
Both a village and an AOC, the latter since since 1947, the reds and rosés from Lirac are made predominantly from Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre, Cinsault, and Carignan are also permitted for blending. The reds are known to be smooth and yet complex wines, with noticeable leather, liquorice, truffle and cocoa on the palette, the rosés, meanwhile offer the seductive aromas of strawberry, raspberry and other red fruit such as pomegranates.