Lirac Rosé Tradition 2013 - Château Saint-Roch

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Lirac is an appellation in Côtes du Rhône that is well known for rosé wines. They are usually light, fresh and fruity, which is why people sometimes consider them as « Feminine ». Not sure how feminine they are, all we can say is that we do like is for a drink in the sun or for a barbecue!
Wine CharacteristicsTasting and cellaring
DomainChâteau Saint-RochEyeSalmon pink
Vintage2013Nose Cassis, raspberry, citrus and white flowers
AppellationCôtes du Rhône VillageMouthLively, sweet and rich in fruit flavours with a nice freshness
AreaRhône ValleyDrink fromNow
ColourRoséDrink before2015
GrapesGrenache (40%)Open Open and drink
 Syrah (30%) Mourvedre (30%)Drinking temperature10°C
Food pairing
A nice Rosé to drink with a summer lunch. Perfect for barbecue and North African food like couscous, lamb kefta or pastilla.
A word about the domain
When buying Château Saint-Roch in 1998, the objective was to apply their know-how from Château de la Gardine to develop the domain - and they have been very successful. They produce more affordable wines from Lirac and Côtes du Rhône appellations. Their wines are generally fruity and easy to drink, they all are a pleasure to drink and a good example of what a nice Côtes du Rhône can taste like. Definitely highly recommended.
What experts say
About the domain:
Bettane & Desseauve: 2* (Good production)

About the wine:
Le Guide Hachette des Vins: 1* (Very good wine)
"The Brunel brothers (from Château de la Gardine in Châteauneuf-du-Pape) meet expectation, as always. They signed here a salmon pink Lirac, with a charming bouquet of cassis, raspberry, citrus and fruit tree flowers. Lively and frank on the attack, the mouth then proves sweeter and rich, without losing its freshness. Harmonious, delicate rosé, some would say "feminine"."

Bettane & Desseauve: 13
"Wine of pleasure to approach for its fragrance of wild strawberries. Delicacy and freshness of expression in the mouth."
And finally for the wine geeks…
SoilLight sandy filtering soils
BottledAt the domain
Production7,000 bottles