Château Aqueria - Lirac - Rouge 2017

Château d'Aquéria

Château Aqueria - Lirac - Rouge
2017

$29.45

* Suggested retail price
Product code
14602598
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Private import
Status
Type of wine
Still wine
Country
France
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Region
Rhône Valley
Subregion
Southern Rhône
Appellation
Lirac
Varietal(s)
Grenache Noir 50 %
Syrah 25 %
Mourvèdre 25 %
Color
Red
Closure type
Cork
Winery's website

About this winery

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Product notes

The Château d'Aqueria is the largest estate in Tavel. Unusually, its farms are contiguous rather than scattered throughout the appellation.

Winemaking notes

The grapes, which have reached optimum maturity, are picked, destemmed and gently crushed before undergoing a three-week fermentation in vats. Each grape variety is vinified separately. Once the must is pressed, the juices are blended and 30% of the wines are aged in French oak barrels. The wines age in barrels for eight to ten months, depending on the vintage, before final assembly and bottling at the Château.

Tasting notes

This Lirac has a complex and powerful nose of plum and cherry, with hints of pepper. Soft, silky tannins enhance dark red fruit flavors and spice notes while ripe Grenache offers a lovely polished smoothness. Pairings with lamb, ratatouille and duck breast.

Press reviews

 Wine Enthusiast

- 90 points -

Anne Lee, December 2020

Perfumed whiffs of violet, smoke and anise accent luscious blueberry and black fig flavors. It's full-bodied and silken on the palate but balanced by fresh acidity and firm, gripping tannins that lend an upright edge to the finish. Ready now but should hold through 2024. 

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