Domaine des Cigalounes Lirac Rhone Valley 2018

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Domaine des Cigalounes Lirac Rhone Valley 2018

Country - France

Region - Rhône

Grape Varieties - Grenache 60%, Syrah 25%, Mourvèdre 15%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine Des Cigalounes

Tasting notes - A concentrated wine with aromas of deep, wild cherry fruits, spice and a hint of vanilla. Full flavoured with a smooth texture, silky tannins and a long, satisfying finish. 

Domaine des Cigalounes Lirac Rhone Valley 2018

A rich yet juicy wine full of fleshy black fruit flavours with
a hint of vanilla, warm and spicy.


Producer Note
Domaine des Cigalounes is a small seven hectare property, located on the rocky
plateau between the villages of Tavel and Lirac on the opposite bank of the Rhône
from Châteauneuf du Pape.


Vintage
A wet winter was followed by a mild spring, which maintained the soil’s water
reserves and nourished the vines later in the year during the warm growing period.
The summer was very hot and dry which allowed the grapes to reach excellent
maturity, resulting in expressive wines with wonderful fruit concentration.


Vineyard
Lirac is an appellation on the western side of the southern Rhône Valley. Domaine de
Cigalounes is a seven hectare property which has been certified organic since 2012.
It is located on the rocky plateau between the villages of Tavel and Lirac, on the
opposite bank of the Rhône from Châteauneuf-du-Pape. The vines are grown
according to traditional philosophies, in red soils with a pebbly topsoil.


Winemaking
Winemaker, Emmanuelle Gauthier as a non-interventionist, looks for finesse and silky
tannins, rather than over-extraction.The grapes were hand-harvested at optimum
maturity and sorted to ensure only the highest quality fruit was vinified. Each variety
was fermented separately with selected yeasts in temperature controlled stainless
steel tanks, lasting for three weeks. 20% of the blend was matured in barrel imparting
subtle complexity.


Tasting Note
A concentrated wine with aromas of deep, wild cherry fruits and spicy notes. Full
flavoured with a smooth texture, silky tannins and a long, satisfying finish.


Grape
Grenache 50%, Syrah 35%, Mourvèdre 15%

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