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Domaine du Joncier, Lirac, Les Muses, 2017

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Domaine du Joncier, Lirac, Les Muses, 2017

About 80% Mourvedre and some Syrah, so has more in common with a red Bandol than a typical Southern Rhône; like a Bandol, this demands time in bottle. Black fruited with black olive, powerful, dense and savoury, with backing tannins.... Read More

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Domaine du Joncier, Lirac, Les Muses, 2017

ColourRed

RegionRhone

GrowerDomaine du Joncier

Grape VarietyRhone blend

Vintage2017

ABV14.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

MethodOrganic

CodeJON317

Style

Full Bodied

Light > Full

Marine Roussel, Domaine du Joncier, Lirac, France

Years ago, when Oz Clarke mentioned to us that he was looking for entertaining French winemakers to visit for the first series of Oz and James's Big Wine Adventure, we sent him off to see Marine Roussel at Domaine du Joncier in the southern Rhône, just the other side of the river from Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

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Domaine du Joncier, Lirac, Les Muses, 2017

About 80% Mourvedre and some Syrah, so has more in common with a red Bandol than a typical Southern Rhône; like a Bandol, this demands time in bottle. Black fruited with black olive, powerful, dense and savoury, with backing tannins. Perfect match for a dark beef daube. Decant to drink now and at best 2023-2028.

Marine first adoptedorganic viticulture many years ago, then bio-dynamics, and from the 2011vintage all her wines have been certified as both. She is absolutely confidentof the benefits: she feels her vines are healthier and stronger, moreresistant to disease and drought. As proof she brought in a generous crop in perfect condition in 2011, and reduced yields but excellent quality in 2012. She also thinks bio-dynamism brings more grace and elegance to her wines.

It's worth pointing out that the land in Lirac is by no means homogenous. Marine's vineyards are on the best terroir, marked by thesame "galets roulés" as those of Châteauneuf just across the Rhône.

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