2006 Lirac Domaine Mayran

SKU #1040422

Lirac is an appellation within the Cotes du Rhone found on the right bank of the Rhone river. Here, the usual varietal suspects of grenache, syrah, mourvedre along with several other varieties can make wines that can give their left bank vinous cousins a run for their money. Enter Domaine de Mayran, a small biodynamic estate run by brothers Frederic and Bernard Duseigneur. K&L is proud to offer wines from these talented and conscientious vignerons. This 2006 Lirac is composed of 50% grenache, 20% syrah, 20% cinsault and 10% mourvedre from quartz pebbles over red clay and limestone soils. Bright, crunchy dark cherry fruit with subtle hints of rhubarb and baking spices give this Lirac tremendous personality. Beautiful balance translates to good acidity and no alcoholic monsters here. Just a lovely, LOVELY Rhone red that will undoubtedly keep you coming back for more. 14% abv.

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Staff Image By: Joe Manekin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/25/2009 | Send Email
Beautiful, transparent, succulent, floral, snappy, true school Rhone deliciousness. I'll save the Soumade, Janasse, La Nerthe, et al for everyone else - I would much rather drink this naturally-made $11 gem.
Top Value!

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Rhone Blends



- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.


- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market. View our bestselling Rhone Valley wines.
Alcohol Content (%): 14