Domaine des Cigalounes Lirac 2019
Forget overpriced and overhyped Chateauneuf du Pape, Lirac is where you can find outstanding value for money when it comes to red wines. This is a red that is silky smooth and full of velverty tannins that will delight you. Be a little careful though as the Domaine des Cigalounes Lirac is 15% ABV and it will creep up on you as it's so easy to drink. This superb red wine is a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvédre the classic big three varietals in the Rhône.
Domaine des Cigalounes is a small 7 hectare property, located on the rocky plateau between the villages of Tavel and Lirac on the opposite bank of the Rhone from Chateauneuf du Pape. The Domain concentrates on perfecting this sole wine and we believe they have done an exceptional job. They mature 20% of the finished wine in oak to add complexity and subtle oak flavours. This is consistently one of our best selling French red wines and we highly recommend it.
Attractive deep red. Aromatic and smooth with notes of fruit and spices. A soft and full wine with an extremely silky-textured finish. Lirac is the new popes wine!
Everyday Serving Suggestion
Domaine des Cigalounes Lirac is best served at 16-17°C. An ideal accompaniment to red meats, tuna and mild cheeses.
Country / Region / Appellation
FR / Rhone / Lirac AOC
Additional information - http://www.wineman.co.uk/blog-article/all-about-lirac-wine
Grapes - Grenache 60%, Syrah 25%, Mourvédre 15%
Contains Sulphites - Yes
Milk/Eggs - No/No
Vegetarian/Vegan - Yes/Yes
ABV% - 15%