The village and AOC of Lirac sit on the right bank of the Rhone, directly across the river from Chateaunuef du Pape. Like its neighbours, Lirac has been known for wine production for many centuries – there are records of the Papal court enjoying wines from the area during its residence in the area during the 14th Century. Lirac produces red and rose wines from Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault and Carignan, and white wines from Clairette, Grenache Blanc and Bourbelenc.

Mordoree 2017 Lirac Rouge "La Dame Rousse" 750ml


A 50-50 blend of Grenache and Syrah, the 2017 Lirac la Dame Rousse still hadn't been bottled at the time of my visit. It features ripe red and black cherries and a hint of chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, rich and velvety in feel, it should drink well...

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Domaine de la Mordoree 2018 Lirac Blanc 750ml


The oak in the 2018 Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois has been pared back to only 10% (used barrels), allowing more melon fruit to show through than in the past. A blend of 35% Grenache, 25% Clairette, 15% Roussanne, 10% each Marsanne and Viognier and 5%...

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Domaine Maby 2016 Lirac "La Fermade" Blanc 750ml


Maby's 2016 Lirac la Fermade Blanc is predominantly Clairette and Grenache Blanc fermented and aged in stainless steel, with a tiny bit (6%) of barrel-aged Viognier. It's very stylish for an entry-level white from Lirac, with aromas and flavors ranging...

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