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2017 Domaine Corne-Loup Lirac Rouge: Southern Rhône Valley, France


Tasting Notes

Big and bold Southern Rhône! Notes of jam, black currant, plum, pepper, cedar, cherry, and tarragon. Wonderful oak integration giving way to dark chocolate. Dry and great tannin.

Winery Details

The Lafond family purchased 3 hectares in Tavel in 1966. Today, Jacques Lafond runs the winery with help from his daughter & winemaker, Géraldine Saunier. Their vineyards now cover 42 hectares (in Tavel, Lirac and Côtes-du-Rhône), with an annual production around 20,000 9-liter cases.

"Corne Loup" is the name given to this part of the Tavel village, where, in olden times, someone would blow the horn (“corne”) in order to warn others of a sighting of a wolf (“loup”) coming into town.

This Lirac blend of Grenache/Syrah/Mourvèdre comes from vines 40-years-old on average, with the oldest vines at 80 years old.

Wine Summary

Winery/Producer: Domaine Corne-Loup – Lafon Family

Grape(s): 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre

Style: Red, dry

Origin: Lirac, Côtes du Rhône, Rhône Valley, France

Vinification: Not Available

Aging: Not Available

% ABV: 14%