2017 Domaine La Loyane 'Vieilles Vignes' Lirac
This single vineyard Lirac release comes from an area called “Les Theys” which is a site that boasts the oldest grenache vines (150 years young!) in all of Lirac.
Domaine La Loyane is a name you will start to hear regularly in discussions of noteworthy wine from the Southern Rhone.
Romain Dubois started his winemaking career on the property at the age of fifteen under the advisement of his father, from whom he has inherited 75 acres of mostly old vine parcels in Lirac and Tavel. When you look at Romain it is hard to believe that he just completed his twentieth vintage – This is someone with experience and knowledge of the region’s terroir that belies his young age of 35 years.
Laure Dubois, Romain’s charismatic and engaging wife, worked as a chef in nearby Chateauneuf-du-Pape prior to the birth of their two children, and she is now responsible for all of the vineyard work at the Domaine. Farming is organic, and most fermentation and aging takes place in steel tank. A portion of each wine is raised in their collection of ten used 600 liter barrels.
Wine Enthusiast - "This is big, brawny blend of Grenache (60%) and Syrah (40%) packed with densely concentrated black cherry and plum flavors. It's a voluptuous, decadent wine accented by prominent notes of char, vanilla and smoke. Big, gripping tannins lock down a long finish. Ready now but should hold through 2025."
|Winery||Domaine La Loyane|
|Grape Varietals||Red Rhone Blend|
|Last Call||Last Call|