Le Petit Paradoxe
The tutelary shadow of its opulent neighbour must have contributed to this extra aromatic freshness. Our white Lirac, a neighbouring Cru of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, is a little paradox of greedy complexity.
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NatureOn the right bank and in the South of the valley: typically Mediterranean influence and sunshine levels. The soils are formed of rolled pebble terraces on a layer of sandy clay. Sunny wines.
The hand of manVarietals: Grenache blanc, Clairette and Bourboulenc. Low yields: 30 hL/ha Pruning system: Gobelet or Cordon de Royat. Manual and mechanical harvests. Vinification in demi-muids.
Character and potentialOrganoleptic profile: notes of scrubland herbs combined with intense floral aromas. These sunny wines have managed to retain their wonderful freshness. The wines of Lirac are rich, fleshy and fruity.
VisionEdouard Guérin: ‘I prefer pebbly terroirs on clay for our white Liracs. Fermentation takes place at controlled temperatures in order to retain their elegance. A small proportion of the juices are vinified in demi-muids in order to impart a sensation of richness and depth that coats the palate.’
ProfileRevealing the true potential of this appellation which has not yet received the reputation it genuinely deserves. Although we wish to preserve the richness and complexity of a Lirac, we also to seek to balance out our cuvée with freshness and a pleasant acidity.
Tasting notes"This wine positively exudes joy and serenity! It is oily, powerful and smooth yet with such incredible tension. With its notes of white fruits and a touch of vanilla, the possibilities for gastronomy are endless."
Terraces composed of rolled pebbles on sandy clay and safre soils
Clairette, Bourboulenc, Grenache white
Direct pressing and settling for 18 hours at 8°C
600L Demi-muids for 6 to 8 months
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Seafood, roasted white meat, grilled fish
Smooth and seductive
Excellent value for money
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