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Xavier Vignon Lirac Rouge
Xavier Vignon Vins
France - Rhone Valley - Lirac AOC   

Ripe fruit, ranging from raspberries and cherries to hints of stone fruit. Yet, it's not over the top or simply fruity. This full-bodied wine adds hints of leather, garrigue and licorice along the way, evolving from creamy to velvety on the palate and through the lasting finish.

Specifications
Appellation
Lirac AOC
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
80% Grenache and 20% Syrah
Age of vines
Average 40-50 years
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Soil type
clay and galets roulés (pebble stone) soils.
Vinification
Determination of harvest dates by daily measurement of polyphenols in the berries. Fermentation at moderate temperature to favor soft diffusion of flavor compounds.
Co-fermentation of grapes for more aromatic complexity.
30% is ageing in barrel for 12 months and 70% in concrete tank to preserve the fruit purity.
Production
2,500 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Lamb Tagine with dry fruits - Duck breast fillet with green pepper sauce - BBQ Prime rib of beef .

Reviews and News

2016 Xavier Vignon Lirac Rouge - 92 PTS - WA

2016 Xavier Vignon Lirac Rouge - 92 PTS - WA

wa92"One of Vignon's better efforts, the 2016 Lirac showcases ripe fruit, ranging from raspberries and cherries to hints of stone fruit. Yet, it's not over the top or simply fruity. This full-bodied wine adds hints of leather, garrigue and licorice along the way, evolving from creamy to velvety on the palate and through the lasting finish. - Joe Czerwinski"
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #233, October 2017) 92 pts

Producer Information: Xavier Vignon Vins

Originating from Picardie in the North of France, Xavier is proud of his « Picard » roots and of his modest origins. His mother is an agriculturist and his father ...
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