Lirac: Domaine Maby 'La Fermade' Rouge 2017
"The tank-aged 2017 Lirac la Fermade includes only 20% Grenache (it's normally 50% of the blend, but it was heavily impacted by coulure), with 45% Syrah and 35% Mourvèdre. Black olive and blueberry notes dominate this medium to full-bodied wine, which features a rich, velvety feel on the palate and a long, silky finish. 90/100."
Joe Czerwinski - The Wine Advocate.
The red Lirac 'La Fermade' from Domaine Maby is an under-rated Chateauneuf'-style blend that is the quintessential fireside red wine.
Made from Rhône staples Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre, this warming red is packed with briary garrigue berry scents and flavours with earthy undertones and rugged tannins. It too is a dependable crowd-pleaser offering more depth and complexity than most Côtes-du-Rhône without the price tag of a Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
|Style||Red Wine, Sec, Medium-bodied, Non Sparkling|
|Wine Region||Rhône, Lirac|
|Grape Variety (Cépage)||Grenache, Mourvèdre, Syrah|
|Food & Wine Matching||Chicken and Turkey|
|Cellarage||Will age well for a decade from vintage.|
|Vinification||The wine is vinified in modern thermo-regulated stainless steel vats and then racked for up to two years in a mixture of new and (mainly) used oak barrels.|
|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.View more wines from this producer...