FLF-083

Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge, Domaine Lafond

Grape Varieties : grenache 80%, syrah 10%, mourvèdre 10%.

The soil : Two separate parcels– one stony, the other sandy and pebbly terraces.

Average age of the vines : 30 years.

The harvest : Manual

Winemaking process and aging : Grapes are wholly destemmed. Long fermenting : 21 days to obtain supple and well-present tannins. Pressing, end of fermentation and conservation in stainless steel tank until the first racking. Then, the wine is aged in new barrels (half in strong toast + half in less strong toast) from January to October for the 20% constitued by syrah and mourvedre, to soften the tannins, to oxygenate the wine and to bring a touch of vanilla which will blend with the structure of grenache always in stainless-steel. 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.

Producer:
Vintage:
2014
Country:
France
Region:
Rhone (Southern)
Appellation:
Chateauneuf du Pape
Variety:
Blend - Rhone
Color:
Red
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
Import Partner:
Wines of France