Château d’Aqueria Lirac Red

Lirac Red
Powerful yet subtle, Château d’Aqueria’s Lirac rouge is full of red fruits and spices. To be enjoyed young or aged for several years.
Château d’Aqueria Lirac Red
Ombre Bouteilles Vins
This Lirac is grown on sandy clay soils with round pebbles. A blend of Grenache Noir, Syrah and Mourvèdre which brings balance and generosity. One third of the wine is barrel-aged. The oak is discreet, softening the tannins which subtly reveal the aromatic complexity of this wine.
Etiquette Lirac rouge Aqueria


Sandy clay terrasses with numerous round pebbles towards the north east of the Château

Grape Varieties

50% Grenache Noir, 25% Syrah, 20% Mourvèdre, 5% Cinsault.

Average age of the vines

40 years.


30 hl/ha


30% is aged for 6-10 months in 1-4 year old French oak.


The grapes are harvested by hand and then destemmed and lightly crushed before a 4-week period of maceration in vats. Punching down and pumping over throughout the fermentation process to extract the best from each varietal. Once the cap is pressed the juice is blended and prepared for ageing.

Tasting notes

Eye: Deep, intense red colour with shiny, violet hints.

Nose: Complex with flowers (iris, peony), ripe red fruit (black cherry, cherry) and spices.

Mouth: Supple and balanced on the palate, the tannins are elegant combining power and delicacy.

Serving temperature

15 - 17°C

Food pairing

Tajine, duck breast with wild mushrooms, various cheeses, entrecôte with cranberry sauce, côte de veau.

Ageing potential

Drink now or lay down for 8-10 years.

The wines

The winemakers at Aqueria use their knowledge and intuition to work with nature to enhance the terroirs which produce the Château’s wines. The vineyards, which have come up through the ranks to achieve prestigious renown, are meticulously managed. The exceptional diversity of grape varietals planted at Aqueria produces individual, expressive wines full of character and elegance.
This southern jewel benefits from the dedication and attention of Marcel and Philippe Guigal who passionately accompany the Château’s winemaking processes.