Domaine la Loyane Lirac Elie 2017
Domaine la Loyane has been gaining in popularity rapidly over the past few years, and no doubt will become a name in the Southern Rhone. Romain Dubois started his wine making career at the age of 15 at the property, under guidance of his father, from whom he inherited the 30 hectare estate of mostly old vines in Lirac. He's now 35 years old, and has just completed his 20th! vintage, pretty impressive. His wife Laure looks after the viticulture, which is all done organically.
Lovely black fruit notes with that classic southern Rhone savoury meatiness, and a touch of vanilla spice. Very enjoyable and great with a bit of cheese or heftier fares.