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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
Chateau de Segries Lirac Cuvee Reservee 2010
Chateau de Segries Lirac Cuvee Reservee 2010
(search item no. 119030)
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep blueberry and forest aromas precede the very long flavors of black cherry, bramble and black pepper. Muscular and packed, it finishes with drying tannins.

Blend: 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Carignan

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About Chateau de Segries:

In 1994, Henri de Lanzac, cousin of Christophe Delorme from Domaine de la Mordorée, purchased the Domaine and began to improve the quality of the wine. "Segries" in provencal means "water spring". This family owned and operated winery is located in Lirac, along the right back of the Rhone river just opposite to Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

The Chateau produces the following A.O.C wines:

Tavel Rose
Cotes du Rhone Rouge
Lirac Rouge
Lirac Blanc

Chateau de Segries owns 44.5 hectares of vineyard land, all in old vines, 30 hectares in one piece alone:

7 ha (17.30 acres) in Tavel, on limestone, pebble stone, sand and clay based soils.
30 ha (74.10 acres) in Lirac, on clay and limestone based soils.
4 ha (9.88 acres) in Cotes du Rhone.
3.5 other ha (8.65 acres) in Côtes du Rhone for the "Clos de l'Hermitage"

Many of the vines date back to 1925, and were planted by the former owner Count de Regis de Gatimel.