Domaine Lafond “Roc-Épine” Côtes du Rhône 2019

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VARIETIES: Grenache 70%, Syrah 30%

NATURE OF SOIL : Rocky and lime and/or clay in one of the vineyards, sandy with pebbles in the other (ancient flood plain of the river Rhône)

CLIMATE : Warm temperate, Mediterranean and very windy. The vineyards are situated right between TAVEL and LIRAC in the Rhône Valley

WINE HARVEST : The grapes are all handpicked, the only way to achieve best quality : the grapes are selected by the harvesters and arrive undamaged at the cellar without any oxidation phenomena. This is also the best way not to hurt the vine-stock and to preserve the future of the vineyard.

WINEMAKING  AND MATURING METHODS: Grapes are all destemmed. Then a short maceration takes place for about 8 to 10 days at a temperature controled between 23°C and 30°C, then fermentation and pressing. The maturing continue in stain  less still  tanks till the bottling in late spring to keep at the best freshness and fruitful flavours.

BOUQUET: Very tasty with aromas of ripe fruit, cherry, blackcurrant and undergrowth. Soft in the mouth with good concentration. You will find a very round and charming wine in your bottle.