L'Anglore - 2018 Lirac
Domaine de l'Anglore spans 4ha in Tavel, an area renowned for its rosé production. Former beekeeper Eric Pfifferling turned to winemaking after seeing his bees die because of the insecticides used in the region. He practiced biodynamic viticulture from the very beginning. Old vines, low yields, gentle hand harvesting, wild ferments, no temperature control, no additions, no fining, no filtration … you get the gist. This is wildly pure stuff; and wildly sought-after. Today, Eric is joined by sons Thibault and Joris.
Their '18 Lirac is a blend of three grape varieties (Grenache, Mourvèdre and Clairette) grown on the limestone soils of the Lauzes hills. Fruit was hand picked into small wooden baskets before being macerated for two weeks and then matured for 18 months in in demi-muids. An indulgent red with ample fruit and freshness. Uber rare. Blink and you'll miss it.
Varietal Grenache, Mourvèdre, Clairette || Region Rhône, France || ABV 14% || Vol 750ml