Château Saint-Roch Lirac Cuvee Confidentielle Rouge
Chateau Saint-Roch Lirac Confidentielle Rouge is vibrant purple with aromas of violets. It has deep and plentiful plum fruit flavours with notes of spices and bitter chocolate. Rich, chewy and generous on the palate, it has a big finish that lasts well. Ideal now, but it will age gracefully for another five or six years with ease.
- Country: France
- Region: Rhône Valley
- Subregion: Lirac
- Vintage: 2020
- Colour: Red
- Grape Variety: Grenache/Garnacha, Syrah/Shiraz, Mourvèdre/Monastrell
- ABV: 14.5%
- Bottle Size: 75cl
- Closure: Natural cork
- Style: Aromatic and robust
- Drink With: Griddled rumpsteak with rosemary
The parcels of vines that produce the Chateau Saint-Roch Lirac Confidentielle Rouge are located on the sandy limestone slopes of the mountains of Saint Géniès, at a height of around 300 metres. Some of the plots planted with old vines have particularly good exposure and produce beautiful and exceptionally concentrated grapes. The wine they give is aged for 12 months in second and third fill French oak barrels.
About the grower
In 1998, with a desire to fully explore and express the potential of the Lirac terroir, the Brunel family (of Château De La Gardine in Châteauneuf Du Pape) bought the forty hectare Château Saint-Roch estate in Roquemaure where they produce a selection of red, white and rosé wines. It is Eve Brunel, also the oenologist for Château De La Gardine and Brunel De La Gardine, who runs the property.