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Domaine Lafond Cotes du Rhone Roc-Epine

Domaine Lafond Côtes du Rhône Roc-Epine

£12.50

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Cepages:
Syrah(Shiraz),Grenache(Garnacha)
Description:
Ripe fruit, cherries and blackcurrants with good touches of leather and spice.
Origin:
Southern Rhône
Vintage:
2018
Alcohol %:
13.50
Colour:
Red
Country:
France
Group:
Rhône
Bottle Size:
75cl
Closure:
Screwcap
Wine Code:
0247
Producer:
Domaine Lafond Roc-Epine
Organic/Bio Status:
Organic
Other Info:
70% Grenache and 30% Syrah all farmed organically. In 1780 Jean-Pierre Lafond's great-uncle, Pascal Odoyer, became one of the pioneers of wine production in the Southern Rhone and started an estate that has stayed within the family ever since. In 1970 Jean-Pierre Lafond decided to build a fully working cellar for their production. He was a passionate folower of all things equine and named it after a famous race horse: Roquepine. He transformed the spelling slightly to give it a more 'Provencal' feel and thus Domaine Lafond Roc-Epine was born. In 2001 the Domain purchased vineyards in Chateauneuf du Pape. The 8700 square metre vineyard produces only 4,000 bottles! In 2009 the decision was made to becom 100% organic.

Based in Tavel, the domaine owns vineyards in some of the best areas of the Southern Rhone.

With a family history going back centuries, this family owned producer remain committed to quality wine with very traditional qualities. They are also 100% organic.

A very pleasant wine with aromas of ripe fruit, cherries, blackcurrants and undergrowth. The palate is smooth with wonderfully concentrated flavours of dark berries, leather and spice. A lovely bottle full of charm and roundness.

Press:
'A top-dog côtes du rhône from a good southern Rhône estate gives you a lot of bang for your buck. Made predominantly from grenache, with an improving, spicy dollop of syrah, this organic red is all earthy, velvety, deeply seductive bramble fruit.' - Jane Macquitty, The Times, July 2018

88 points, E-Robert Parker. March 2014.

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Food match:

Perfect with jugged hare or venison casserole.

 
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