Jocelyn Raoux Lirac 2018
Juicy red fruit and pepper spice are the key elements in this smooth and silky Southern Rhône prizewinner.
What we say
Just across the river from its famous neighbour Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Lirac is nestled in the sunny Southern Rhône. Lovely rich red wine, typical of the Southern Rhône, with a spicy, smooth finish. Pair with roast lamb or a rich and peppery tomato-based dish.
What they say
Traditional vinification, grapes totally destemmed. Long maceration and fermentation of 30 days with temperature control. Ideal to enjoy now, but can be forgotten for many years Tasting: Color: Ruby red, Aromas: fresh red fruits with notes of blackcurrant and blackberries, Mouth: full and round with a long spicy finish with aromas of liquorice Accompaniment: Ideally with grilled red meats and soft cheeses
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About the producer Jocelyn Raoux
Domaine Jocelyn Raoux is located in the Rhône Valley, 20 kilometers from Avignon and Châteauneuf-du-Pape, in the Gard village of Lirac. Its origins date back to the 19th century when Aimé Raoux arrived in the small town which at the time had around 360 inhabitants. He practiced polyculture and lived off his olive trees, some cereals, market gardening, the cultivation of silkworms and a modest vineyard that he developed and which gradually became his main activity. Today, the estate comprises 25 ha mainly in Crus Lirac, of which 7 ha are dedicated to the private cellar for production of Côtes du Rhône and Lirac in red, white and rosé.
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