Jeb Dunnuck 91
"The 2016 Lirac Cuvée Réservée, another terrific wine from this estate, is mostly Grenache blended with 30% Syrah and 10% each of Cinsault and Mourvèdre. Destemmed and brought up all in tank, this medium to full-bodied effort has loads of chocolate covered cherries, candied violets, lavender, and earthy minerality in its medium to full-bodied, ripe, sexy profile. It’s one delicious mouthful of fruit and will continue delivering the goods for another 4-6 years." March 2019
Jeb Dunnuck 91
"The 2016 Lirac is flat-out outstanding. It gives up a deep purple color as well as terrific notes of red plums, ripe cherries, melted licorice, and candied violets. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully pure, with fine tannin and an elegant, yet sexy style, it’s a no-brainer purchase to enjoy over the coming the 4-5 years." September 2018
Wine Enthusiast 90
"Forward and plush, this full-bodied red offers ripe, primary flavors of summer plum and preserved cherry nuanced by subtle hints of bramble, dried mushroom and earth. It's a juicy, easy-drinking wine that's freshly balanced and framed by fine, lingering tannins. Enjoy now–2022." March 2019
Wine Advocate 90
"The 2016 Lirac Cuvee Reservee (that's the American label, elsewhere it's just labeled Lirac), a blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre and 10% Cinsault, is a terrific value for consumers looking for an authentic Southern Rhône. It’s medium to full-bodied, with scents of ripe cherries, licorice and cracked pepper. The tannins are a bit firm, but they add a pleasantly rough edge to the long, spicy finish. Drink it over the next 5-6 years. - Joe Czerwinski" Issue #233, October 2017
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This 3-generation family estate currently manages 58 hectares of old vines (80 years on average) - 30 of which are in one single piece in the heart of the Lirac appellation (Gard). They produce wine in three appellations - TAVEL, LIRAC and CÔTES DU RHÔNE (with the Jean Alesi estate).
This family owned and operated winery produces some of the best values in our portfolio. In 1994, Henri de Lanzac, cousin of the late 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".
The Domaine Château de Ségriès owns 58 hectares of vineyard land (143 acres), all in old vines, 30 hectares in one piece alone:
- 11 ha (27 acres) in Tavel, on limestone, pebble stone, sand and clay based soils.
- 36 ha (89 acres) in Lirac, on clay and limestone based soils.
- 7 ha (17 acres) in Côtes du Rhône.
- 4 ha (10 acres) in Côtes du Rhône for the "Clos Jean Alesi"
Many of the vines date back to 1925, and were planted by the former owner Count de Regis de Gatimel.
The clay-limestone based soils contribute in an essential way to the quality of the wines, in the same way as the cultivation method and the traditional grape varieties that are used. The cultivation method reduces yields to favor quality, and uses short-term processes and limited use of traditional fertilizers. Mainly harvested by hand, vinified traditionally, privileging Grenache, Ségriès wines have body, warmth, roundness.