Le Petit Prince
Lirac is on the right bank of the Rhône, opposite Châteauneuf-du-Pape. If we consider Châteauneuf-du-Pape as our King, Lirac is our Little Prince. This wine is perfectly constructed and true to the potential of its terroir. The generosity of the Grenache is balanced by a pleasant freshness resulting from a careful and controlled pressing.
Les cartes en main
NatureOn the right bank and in the South of the valley: typically Mediterranean influence and sunshine levels. Our soils are predominantly safre soils in the East of the AOC. The wines are characterized by their strength and finesse.
The hand of manThis trio of varietals is regulatory. The vine is gobelet trained with average yields of 30 hL/ha. The varietals are often vinified separately in order to respect their varying stages of ripeness.
Character and potentialOrganoleptic profile: an explosion of black fruits and licorice! These wines are rich with velvety tannins, characteristic of the safre soils in which they are grown. A remarkably delicate wine.
VisionEdouard Guérin: ‘We focus our attentions on the sandy soils, primarily east facing parcels, where the soils are cooler and deeper resulting in delicate wines with elegant tannins.’
ProfileThe quest for elegance and a delicate mouthfeel in this latitude poses quite a challenge. We use cultivation techniques that protect the vine from the effects of intense heat and also choosing just the right date for the harvests so as to prevent overripeness and thereby retain a good balance between strength and drinkability.’
Tasting notes’A powerful wine with fresh aromas, elegant tannins and enticing notes of vanilla that linger on the finish. Petit Prince indeed!’
Red terraces composed of rolled pebbles, loess and sandy skeletal soils
Grenache noir, Syrah, Mourvèdre
Total destemming of the harvest and co-fermentation of the Syrah and Grenache whenever it is possible. Traditional vinification in concrete vats with extractions made by pumping over and delestage. Vatting time of 3 to 4 weeks.
Concrete vats for 6 to 8 months
|FOOD AND WINE PAIRING||
Game, red meats and strong flavored dishes