In 1994, Henri de Lanzac, cousin of Christophe Delorme from Domaine de la Mordorée, purchased the Domaine and began to improve the quality of the wine. "Ségriès" in provencal means "water spring". This family owned and operated winery is located in Lirac and produces some of the best values in my portfolio. They produce the following A.O.C. wines: * Tavel Rosé * Côtes du Rhône Rouge * Lirac Rouge * Lirac Blanc
Very interesting nose on this Rhone. Well balanced and more towards the body we prefer in a French red. $12.95 VW
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Composed of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, and 10% Carignan, the dark ruby-colored 2009 Cotes du Rhone reveals dusty, loamy soil notes intermixed with kirsch, garrigue, pepper, and spice. It is meant to be consumed over the next 2-3 years.
Primarily a blend of Grenache and Syrah, this wine is tank fermented and aged to keep the emphasis on ripe, rich, and round black raspberry flavors. Hints of white pepper and spice attest to this wine's Provençal heritage. Though produced for the bistros of Paris, this red has been a favorite on WNY tables for nearly 10 years.
Ripe and mouthfilling, with loganberry, raspberry and plum fruit laced with tangy mineral and lavender notes. The finish is long and fleshy. Drink now through 2012.
The 2007 Côtes du Rhône, a blend of 50% Grenache and the rest mostly Syrah with small amounts of Cinsault and Carignan, offers plenty of earth, lavender, pepper, raspberry, and kirsch notes. The wine's sweet tannins along with good purity and ripeness are characteristics of this wonderful vintage. Drink it over the next 2-3 years.
The 2010 Cotes du Rhone red, which is made from 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah and the rest Cinsault and Carignan, with 90% aged in tank and 10% in barrel, displays the vintage's opulence. Loads of licorice, roasted herbs, sweet black cherries and damp earth intermixed with notions of pepper and spice are present in this medium-bodied, exuberant, ebullient, fruit-driven Cotes du Rhone. It should drink nicely for 2-3 years. The new releases from proprietor Henri de Lanzac are all impressive.
The brilliant 2007 vintage makes this old friend's star really shine with loads of red and black fruits, ample body and texture, and a peppery and spicy finish.
Who doesnrsquo;t love Cocirc;tes du Rhocirc;nes? Theyrsquo;re robust and full-bodied, yet naturally lower in tannin than Bordeaux. Theyrsquo;re food-friendly, yet fruity enough to be enjoyed on their own. Best of all, many can be had for less than $15! And the Chateau Segries is a perfect specimen of all these values mdash; a truly excellent wine for when you just donrsquo;t know what you want.
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