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0-50% Grenache blanc, 0-52% Roussanne, 0-20% Clairette blanche, 20-27% Picpoul, 5-8% Viognier, 0-13% Ugni blanc, 0-5% Bourboulenc from stony red clay-sandy soils at Roquemaure, crushed, 12-24 hour cool decantation, 2 week vinification at 14°C, underground vat raised 5 months, malo blocked, filtered, “drink with goat cheese, fish in sauce, sardines, sea food stew”, 8,700 b

2018

yellow robe; the bouquet has size, is upright, not yet fully formed. There are notes of nectarine, cooked limes. The palate is discreetly muscular, has a good heartbeat, bears nicely solid content, a good couch of flavour with white fruits, peach and apricot, on offer. There is a citrus tang on the finish, a note of tannin there. This is well made, genuine Lirac blanc with good, steady length. White meats, pork on the agenda for it. 14°. 2024-25 May 2019

2017 ()

steady yellow colour. Jungle fruits, liberated aroma that gives mango, pineapple with a racy surge; it catches the attention, is broad and live. This drinks well, via tasty white fruits such as peach-nectarine, grapiness and honey mixing late on, notes of infused tea, camomile, on the aftertaste. It gathers a little tang, grip on the finish, has the depth for fish such as red mullet, is a good cocktail of fruits. There’s a very slight sense of degree. It’s showing well now. 14.5°. 8,700 b. 52% Roussanne, 27% Picpoul, 13% Ugni blanc, 8% Viognier, a much changed blend this year, notable for the absence of Grenache blanc. To 2021 Sept 2018

2016

yellow robe, with shine. Pear fruit, dried fruits, peach lead the nose, which has a little southern fat. The palate expresses apricot, white plum, with a little grip. It’s an easy southern white, some spicing to pep up the finish. It’s pretty genuine, is a rounded table wine. 14°. To 2019 Sept 2017