great ruby-red colour which is very deep and intense.
aromas of liquorice and black ripe fruits. A delicate overtone of spices gives complexity and nobility to the nose.
the attack is fat and generous. The tannic structure is powerful and mellow. Ageing period: from 2 to 5 years.
Sommelier's advice: 2 to 5 years.
The grapes are picked by hand at their optimum phenolic maturity.
The vineyard is situated on the Southern slopes on the district of Chasse sur Rhône which are composed of schists. Schists have a foliated, smooth and brilliant aspect. They are made up of micas (which give them their dark colour) and also quartz crystals.
The grapes are hand-harvested at optimal phenolic maturity. Thanks to a vinification performed in a concrete tank presenting a maximal thermal inertia, Lucidus is a powerful and delicate wine.
The wine is aged in Burgundian barrels (with 20% of new ones). It is bottled from 15 to 18 months after harvesting.