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Côtes du Rhône 2018, Domaine Lafond Roc-Épine, P & J-P Lafond, 13.5% vol, 75cl

Côtes du Rhône 2018, Domaine Lafond Roc-Épine, P & J-P Lafond, 13.5% vol, 75cl

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SKU : RR02

£13.56

A fine 85 hectare estate in the heart of the Lirac appellation. Pascal Lafond has been joined by his sons, Jean-Baptiste and François, and together they are producing some wonderful organic wines fermented in stainless steel.

 

This lovely Côtes du Rhône is a blend of Grenache (70%) & Syrah (30%).

 

The grapes are all handpicked, with strict selection so only the best fruit reaches the winery where all the grapes are destemmed. A short maceration takes place for about 8 to 10 days at a temperature between 23°C and 30°C, followed by fermentation and pressing. The young wine is then aged in stainless steel tanks to maximise the fresh fruit flavours before bottling in the spring following the harvest.

 

A bright, deep ruby red in appearance the nose has aromas of ripe fruit, cherry, blackcurrant and a touch of garrigue The palate is full of ripe and juicy red fruit flavours, soft, round and concentrated – hugely enjoyable.