DESCRIPTION

CRU LIRAC

Lakmé

Appellation AOP Côtes du Rhône :  The diversity of the terroir at Lirac, coupled with the appellation’s Mediterranean climate, enables the grapes to express their full personality. The clear, bright, white wines produce floral and fruity notes: acacia, lime, or fennel mix with peaches, apples, and tropical fruits. Over time, they mature into honey and scrubland. Delicate and refined in the mouth, they produce a wonderfully fresh finish.

Climate : Mediterranean influences with 2,700 hours of sun per year.

Grape varieties : Clairette, Bourboulenc et Picpoul

Alcohol content : 14%

Soil :  Classic limestone plateaus covered with a layer of red clay and pebbles. The terroir is free-draining, and produces powerful wines with well-structured tannins and good ageing potential.

Harvest : 100% harvested and sorted by hand. The grapes are hand-harvested to the optimal maturity (late harvest) using small cases to avoid crushing.

Vinification : The grapes are fully destemmed, pneumatic pressing, settling of the juice and then vinified in inox vats.

Ageing : Ageing for 6 to 8 months. This takes place both in French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks. The wines are matured in stainless steel tanks on its fine lees. This type of ageing process gives the wine structure and complexity.

TASTING NOTES

Colour: Gold with green hints

Nose: Highly elegant, original, Intense apricot, peach and white flowers aromas

Palate:  Well balanced and elegant, it offers a mouth filling sensation of exotic fruits such as pineapple, litchi and passionfruit, along with a pleasant and light acidity.

Recommended food pairing : Lakmé is best enjoyed in its youth to appreciate its freshness. It pairs nicely with scallop with saffron sauce, smoked salmon, crustaceans, poultry, soft cheeses or simply as an aperitif.

Recommended Musical pairing : opera « Lakmé » composed by Léo Delibes

Serving temperature : Enjoy it cool between10-12°C.

Sommelier’s recommendation: Best decanted 10-15min before drinking

Ageing potential : Excellent now, this wine can be cellared for 3 to 4 years of age.

Musical appetizer

Our pioneering ‘Musical Appetizer’ created to harmonise music and wine has shown great interest, including being featured on French television.

The ‘musical appetizer’ is a small catalogue that is placed over on the neck of the bottle. On this catalogue, along with photos and information on the winery, there is a QR code that can be scanned by any smart phone. This will link the individual to youtube, to listen to the music of the opera that the wine is named after. The aria is sung by Alexandre Marcelli-Audier himself (owner of Chateau Juliette). Each of Chateau Juliette’s wines have a specific opera name that are paired with their own music. Clients can watch the winery’s video on their phones whilst listening to the music and tasting the wines!!

Wine with music for your enjoyment … anytime, anywhere!