Domaine Lafond Roc-Epine

2020 Lirac La Ferme Romaine

£24.00 per bottle

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We’ve been following these guys for the last decade or so. Hailing from the southern Rhone appellations of Lirac & Chateauneuf-du-Pape, they work 85 hectares organically and are moving into biodynamics under the auspices of winemaker Pascal Lafond. From the straight Cotes-du-Rhone to their sumptuous white Lirac and their rich, warm Chateauneuf-du-Pape they are really easy wines to love. As well as showing the same silky, plush fruit across the board, they genuinely strive to keep their costs down: this vineyard has always felt like a labour of love as well as a commercial producer.

A blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre from 30 year old vines. The grapes are fermented for 21 days to obtain supple and well present tannins. The pressing, end of fermenting and conservation in stainless steel tank until the first racking process. Then, the wine in aged in new barrels (half in strong heating and half in less strong heating) from January to October , to soften the tannins, to oxigenate the wine and to bring a touch of vanilla which will blend with the structure of the wine. The bottling is around January. From this moment, the harmonious blending between the structure of the wine and the aging in barrels brings a good balance which is going to improve for a few years.

A Lirac of great finesse. Strong ruby colour with a purple tints. It gives a complex nose of cinnamon, cooked fruits and morello cherry. After a rich and firm attack, the mouth expresses vanilla and pepery aromas which persist to the final.

It's a supple and rich wine with a very good length in mouth.

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Code
13894

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