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Lunar Apogé Lirac RED 2017

lirac, France

IN THE VINEYARD:

APPELLATION: Lirac

VINEYARDS: 40 Has in Roquemaure, close to Avignon, family owned.

VARIETALS: 50% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 25% Mourverde

FARMING: Dry farming. No chemicals used (pesticides, fertilizers, additives, etc). 100% Organic and Biodynamic Certified by Demeter.

PLOUGHING: The soil cover is maintained. Annual ploughing.

SOILS: Sand and pebbles

WEATHER: Mediterranean

VINES: 35 year old vines. Traditional Trellis.

HARVEST: Entirely made by hand in small crates on the 1st half of September. Nocturnal harvest by hand to prevent oxidation.

IN THE CELLAR:

FERMENTATION: With the native yeasts from the Estate in small stainless steel tanks

TREATMENTS: No chaptalization and acidification at all. The idea is to stay natural as much as possible.

PRESSING: Traditional.

MALOLACTIC: Yes

AGING: 4 months in concrete tanks.

FINING/ FILTRATION: The wine is allowed to settle naturally by gravity and is only minimally fined or filtered.

SULFUR: Less than 60 ppm

WINEMAKER: Fabien Leperchois.

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