Lirac: Domaine Maby 'La Fermade' Rosé 2020
The Domaine Maby Lirac rosé is made from Rhône staples Grenache and Cinsault. It is more full-bodied than many rosé wines, with a bouquet of bright berry fruit and a full and fruity palate with undertones of rosehips and redcurrants. It's a great food wine, pair it with a broad variety of foods from salmon to charcuterie, and it also lends itself well to Oriental cuisine.
This rosé wine may not have quite the finesse and cachet of the domaine's Tavel, but it is a popular stalwart summer stand-by which is why we also ship it in half-bottles.
|Style||Rose Wine, Sec, Full-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Rhône, Lirac|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Cinsault, Grenache|
|Food & Wine Matching||Charcuterie, Chinese Food, Seafood, Thai Food, White Fish|
|Cellarage||Made to be drunk young but will withstand a couple of years in bottle.|
|Vinification||A modern wine-making operation when the malolactic fermentation is only blocked in the hotter years. The grapes are macerated together for two days and then vinified in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats.|
|Alcohol By Volume (%)||12.5|
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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