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Chateau de Segries Lirac Cuvee Reservee 2011
Rhone Red Blends from Rhone, France
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. A great value.
The Wine Advocate - "The 2011 Lirac Cuvee Reservee (50% Grenache, 30% Syrah and the rest Cinsault, Mourvedre and Carignan) offers dense, ripe, black currant and black cherry fruit intermixed with licorice, forest floor and underbrush. This spicy, fleshy, succulent red possesses both structure and depth. Consume this impressive Lirac over the next 3-4 years
Chateau de Segries Winery
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:
Cotes du Rhone Rouge
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. View all Chateau de Segries Wines
About Other RhôneOther appellations of the Rhône include: in the North – St-Péray, Chateau Grillet; in the South – Lirac, Côtes du Ventoux, Côtes du Tricastin, Rasteau
About France - Other regionsWhen it comes to wine, France is a classic. Classic blends, grapes and styles began in the country and they still remain. Think about it - people ask for a Burgundian style Pinot Noir, they refer to wines as Bordeaux or Rhone blends - Champagne even had to pass a law to stop international wineries from putting their region on the label of all sparkling wine.
The top regions of France are: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Languedoc-Roussillon, Loire, Rhone. And these regions are so diverse! It makes sense that wine regions throughout the world try to emulate their style. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are no longer French varieties, but international varieties. They may not be the leader of cutting edge technology or value-priced wines, but there is no doubt that they are still producing wines of great quality and diversity.
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1 rating, 1 with reviewW Bishop - Oakland, CA48/28/2014
Deep and dark, but not brooding; black cherries and blackberry; dark chocolate and a hint of licorice. This is a hard wine to stop drinking once you open the bottle, but why would you want to? I poured this by the glass for a number of vintages in a few restaurants, and it never disappoints.
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