Lirac Rouge "Antares," Dom. Duseigneur
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Organic

Lirac Rouge "Antares," Dom. Duseigneur - 2016

Item # 38713 750mL
$26.96/ Single Bottle
$323.52 $291.17/ Case of 12
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Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.


Tasting Notes

From 50 year old Grenache and Mourvèdre vines comes this Lirac - an appellation in the southern Rhône Valley well worth exploring if you're craving a fuller-bodied red wine. The wine is tannic, full of dark berried aromas. The wine was aged in old demi-muid casks before bottling.


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Staff Pick Notes

If you want to become a wine connoisseur and learn tasting techniques, this wine is a perfect tool: Sip a small amount of this wine and allowing some air in your mouth gently let it stay in like a mouth wash. All the flavors will explode: It will show concentration and intensity.Flavors of candied red fruit will linger in your mouth. You will notice silky a silky texture and a well structured tannin. The Mourvedre grape gives away the body and the alcohol, the Grenache grape will give perfume and flavor of red fruit. This wine shows boldly the different aspects of a wine. Easy to understand but still full of character.Because of its full body and character, I would paired with spicy food or grilled meat . But let it breath for about an hour before drink it. It will open up and share with you its personality!!!

- AFR

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Grenache

The Grenache grape (a.k.a. Grenache Noir) produces relatively pale, fruity red wines that often stop just short of sweetness. Grenache is familiar to most wine drinkers as an ingredient in the blends of the Rhône and Languedoc-Roussillon, where it can add charm to varieties that are a little rougher around the edges. The distinguished Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas appellations are both...

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Mourvèdre

Known as Mataro in California and Monastrell in Spain, Mourvèdre can produce bold, tannic, highly alcoholic red wines. They usually show no shortage of fruit as well, and the best examples keep it all in perfect balance. Rhône-style blends are cropping up all over the world, and one of the classic tried-and-true combinations is "GSM," or Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre. The "M" contributes focus and...

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Rhône

Prestige in the north, value in the south: that’s the quick version of the Rhône story. Southern village appellations produce a dizzying stylistic range of delicious wines, while the prices for northern “trophy” bottles can be dizzyingly high. If you like smoky, leathery, earthy, macho red wines, however, the wines of the northern Rhône are well worth it. Prestigious northern Rhône appellations...

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