Lirac: Domaine Maby 'La Fermade' Blanc 2019
White Lirac is deserving of wider recognition, and the Domaine Maby bottling is a is a fine example - a blend of Grenache Blanc and Clairette that is given some welcome freshness by Piquepoul. A wine that drinks well on its own but is a shoo-in with seafood.
A well-balanced, versatile, mid-weight white wine that has a lovely, dry, savoury, herb-tinged palate with wild flower scents and a fruity finish.
|Style||White Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Rhône, Lirac|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Piquepoul|
|Food & Wine Matching||Seafood|
|Cellarage||Optimum drinking within 2 to 4 years of vintage.|
|Vinification||Most of the wine is fermented in stainless steel and a portion in new oak barrels, at 16 - 18 degrees C. The wine is bottled early in the New Year.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||14.5|
At Domaine Maby, third generation Rhône winemaker Richard Maby has injected fresh impetus to the family’s 60 hectare estate since relinquishing his job at the Paris Bourse in 2005 and returning to the vineyards of his home. The Maby family and Domaine have a long history of wine-making in Lirac and Tavel, and Richard’s grandfather, Armand, was the Mayor of Tavel. Now making wine under 4 appellations, Lirac, Tavel, Côtes du Rhône and the Coteaux de Cèze, Domaine Maby farm using sustainable agriculture principles to promote biodiversity and reduce CO2 emissions. This was recognized when Richard was named one of the Winemakers of the Year in the 2021 Guide Hachette des Vins.
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