Promising nose of ripe black berries, with smoked and roasted notes. Full bodied and fruity. Smooth tannis. Liquorice and leather develop in the finish.
About the vineyard - Lirac lies to the west, across the river from Châteauneuf-du-Pape in Southern Rhône. Conditions for Lirac are similar to Châteauneuf-du-Pape: both are Mediterreanean in climate with over 2500 hours of sunlight per year and a dry growing season that ensures consistently ripe, flavoursome wines. 91% of the wines made are red.
The Plateau des Chênes has over 16 hectares and is close to Roquemaure. The Brechet family, together with the oenolog Philippe Cambie, owns this vineyard since 2010.
Le Plateau des Chênes
Best served between 16°-18°C. Just before serving, decant.
Wonderful with herb crusted lamb, grilled beef ribs, ratatouille, goat cheese with pine nuts.