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Terra Ancestra (Cru – Lirac)

Our red wine Cru – Lirac : Terra Ancestra

 

Blend

Blend of Shiraz and Mourvedre.

Terroir

This “cuvee” is the result of a very strict plot selection. The oldest vines with low yields are chosen. The parcels are located on the clay and limestone terraces of the Lirac appellation area

Winemaking

De-stemmed, crushed and fermented with regular pump overs (two daily over peak fermentation) to extract colour, flavour and tannins. After 5 weeks ‘on skins’ the fermenters are drained off and the skins pressed. The wine is then racked to 300L new French oak barrels (Seguin Moreau, Boutes, Bernard, Vicard). The two varietals are aged separately: the wine is blended before bottling to choose the very best barrels for this cuvee. Once bottled, the wine is aged for a year in our cellar.

Tasting notes
  • Color: intense red purple
  • Aroma: a mingle of Bourbon vanilla and mocha fragrances. The toastiness of the cask gives way to small pitted fruit: candied cherries and plums. Exotic fragrances of eucalyptus and cinnamon
  • Palate: strong and delicate, impressive concentration of the wine. Yet the tannins are silky and delicate. The final note is long and harmonious
Food pairing

A wine to pair with fine food. Try it with a beef in pepper sauce or in red wine, ‘daube du Marinier’ (provencal stew). Why not having it with an intense chocolate dessert .

Serving temperature

17° C

Evolution

5 to 10 years.

See the document below

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