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2018 Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Dom. Lafond Roc-Epine, 6x75cl IB

This is an in bond purchase and therefore the price above does not contain duty and VAT. This will be charged when you choose to receive your purchase. The Vineking can store these wines under bond for you, arrange for transfer to your personal bond or arrange to have delivered to your home address. In the last case, we will raise a duty, VAT, storage and delivery invoice upon receiving the request.

Taking its name from a famous French racehorse of the 1960s, ‘Roquépine’, winemaker Pascal Lafond now manages this estate, which was founded by his father. Considerable extensions have been made over the years to an earlier winery constructed in the 1970s as the domaine has grown to its current size.
All 85 hectares are farmed organically, avoiding the use of chemical pesticides and herbicides and the harvest is done by hand. The bunches are then destemmed and the juice fermented in stainless steel vats, before being aged in a mixture of small oak barrels and larger foudres.
The Liracs are formidable wines which represent excellent value for money, whilst the Châteauneuf is one of the finest examples of its renowned appellation.
60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 20% Mourvèdre from three parcels; Pradel with its limestone subsoil, L’Etang with a complex mixture of sand and clay, and Les Grands Serres with its distinctive gravel. After a long cuvaison, the syrah and mourvèdre components are aged in barriques whilst the grenache spends 18 months in stainless steel vats. Dense and concentrated, this has impressive structure and will age magnificently. Drink 2023-2029.

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