This domain belongs to Alain Jaume and his sons, Sébastien and Christophe. All three are born and bred in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape region, continuing their family’s winemaking tradition which began in the early 19th century. The domain is run according to organic principles and covers 65 hectares in all. The owners actually have two other domains: Grand Veneur in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Château Mazane in Vacqueyras.
About the cuvée
This Lirac red is made with Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre grapes fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wine is then matured for 14 months in concrete vats (70%) or oak barrels (30%). It has an intense purple colour with notes of very ripe, almost liqueur-like, red and dark fruits on the nose. Its full-flavoured and spicy palate culminates in lingering notes of liquorice and pepper. We recommend keeping this wine in the cellar for a few years and decanting it to a carafe before serving.
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General : The «bio» designation covers certified wines produced by biodynamic or organic methods, sustainably produced wines, and «environmentally friendly» wines that are not officially certified. These designations apply to recent vintages (the date of certification, if known, is specified in the estate description). See the blog article for more information on this designation.
Biodynamic : The «biodynamic» designation is used for all estates certified as using biodynamic methods, as verified by one of the two official bodies, Demeter or Biodyvin. All wines produced by biodynamic methods are also certified as organic. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Organic : The «organic» designation covers all estates certified as using organic methods, as verified by one of the bodies approved by the Ministry of Agriculture, such as Ecocert. This designation applies to recent vintages.
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Evironmentally friendly : The «environmentally friendly» designation refers to estates practising environmentally friendly wine-growing techniques, but that have not opted for certification or who are still in the process of converting to organic agriculture or biodynamics. These estates may have adopted biodynamic principles (non-certified) or simply no longer use chemical products. This designation applies to recent vintages.
Natural : Wines which are produced without any added sulfur (or almost any) and with no other inputs. However, given that there is no official body to issue the natural wine label, it is based on winemakers’ statements. This designation applies to recent vintages.