Duseigneur, ‘Antarès’ Lirac (Rhône) 2014


Made from old vines, this outstanding blend of Grenache (60%) and Mourvèdre is an intense yet delicate wine, with black cherry and sweet spice aromas, while on the palate red fruits and dried herbs are more prominent. It has a round, smooth mouthfeel and well integrated tannins give it structure. Organic wine. 15%. Drink now to 2025.

Serving suggestions: Ideal with lamb or other red meats roasted with herbs, it is more generally a good match witch Mediterranean or Middle Eastern cuisine, and works also very well with aged cheese.

Ratings: Guide Hachette 2018 3 stars

Domaine Duseigneur

The Domaine was established in 1967 by the Duseigneur family, who ha been growing vines for five generations in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Today their holdings cover 30 hectares planted with Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre and split between the appellations of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Lirac and Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Laudun appellations. Domaine Duseigneur’s wines are organic, and a biodynamic approach to vineyard cultivation has been pursued since 2004.
Our list includes two wines from the Lirac vineyard area, just across the river from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, where Domaine Duseigneur makes its flagship wine. There is a beautiful interplay of Grenache and Mourvèdre in the ‘Antarès’, while in ‘L’Astrolabe’ we can detect the darker notes of Syrah – both bottlings demonstrate the combination of elegance and robustness we can find in the best wines of Lirac.

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