Lirac Moulin des Chênes 2015 Famille Bréchet, France

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Lirac Moulin des Chênes 2015 Famille Bréchet, France
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It would be unfair to say the Lirac wine region is like a bargain Châteauneuf-du-Pape, but that's what many say. Just over the Rhône from its more famous neighbour, Lirac does make very satisfying red wines, like this rich & velvety blend. Special Sunday wine? A wine that's knockout value? This is it.

This wine is a blend of Cinsault, Syrah, Mourvedre and Grenache, aged in large barrels for ten months to ensure a good balance of fruit and oak character. Beautifully elegant and soft, with aromatic red berry fruit and a palate layered with soft blackberry and redcurrant notes. Excellent value Rhône and a perfect match with grilled red meat and stews.

Buy this if...you're a fan of all things Rhône.

You smell the fruit, full of flavour, reminds me of a good Gigondas. Ian
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Percentage Alcohol

14.0

Region

Lirac

Grape Variety

Syrah / Shiraz

Country

France

Style

ArrayMedium-Bodied Red, Oaked Red

Vintage

2015

Food Match

ArrayBeef, Blue Cheese, Game Meats

Vegan

Vegan

£13.99
  • Meet The Producer

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The Producer

Situated on one of the best vineyard sites in Lirac, the Plateau des Chênes has been farmed by the Bréchet family since 2010. Syrah accounts for around 50% of the total plantings, with Grenache and Cinsault making up the blends.
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Tom Cannavan Reviews

Don't just take our word for it; here's what wine writer Tom Cannavan has to say:

"In its heavy, embossed bottle this mini-Châteauneuf-du-Pape comes from a fifth generation of winegrowers in the southern Rhône. Just a beautiful nose, where the lift of Parma violet and kirsch melts into plush red berries, a dusting of tobacco spice in the background. In the mouth it is a very elegant rendition, nothing too dominant as the lovely dried herb and cherry freshness balances the deeper, more luxurious fruit character, and the smooth tannin and acid balance. Gorgeous."

The Region

This relatively unknown appellation is one to remember - the red clay and quartz pebble soils are almost identical to its neighbour Châteauneuf-du-Pape, separated only by the river Rhône.
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Lirac

You smell the fruit, full of flavour, reminds me of a good Gigondas

By David on 11th February 2019

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Blue Cheese Burgers with Sweet Potato Wedges

Burgers and red wine are a match made in heaven but don’t forget the blue cheese element which could scupper your wine choice. To contrast the creamy, salty notes of the cheese, head to full, fruity reds with good acidity. Try a Southern Rhône Lirac for size, you won't be disappointed.
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Baked Stuffed Aubergine With Walnut and Roquefort

With a lot of strong, rich flavours in this baked dish, you need to match the salty cheese with acidic tomato, savoury aubergine and nuts. Try a medium to full-bodied red such as our Lirac Moulin des Chênes by Famille Bréchet as it has enough fruit flavour to contrast with the saltiness in the cheese.
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Venison Stew With Sage-Infused Glazed Carrots

Stew just like your Grandma used to make. A warming, earthy venison stew with a rich and decadent gravy is the perfect food match for medium to full-bodied reds. Try a bottle with a hint of oak and age, it will complement the earthy root veg and intensity of the meat and gravy. A classic Rhône red is an easy win.
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