2018 Lirac Blanc Roc-Epine, Domaine Lafond
White • Rhône Valley • Lirac AOC • France • Grenache 50%, Roussanne 30%, Viognier 20%
2018 Lirac Blanc Roc-Epine, Domaine Lafond, Côtes-du-Rhône, France, Lirac
Pascal and Jean-Pierre Lafond own 65 hectares of vineyards in Tavel, Lirac and since 2001 nearly a hectare in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Since the vineyards are in the eastern half of the appellation Tavel and Lirac (from Châteauneuf-du-Pape), we also find vineyards with huge round boulders of 10-30 cm diameter. It is a perfectly equipped winery, that works organically and it is fully HACCP-certified (food safety).
This wine comes from 2 hectares of vines planted in rocky, sandy, and lime-clay soil.
Handpicked grapes are all 100% de-stemmed, and then macerated 4-12 hours for flavor extraction. After pressing the juice is fermented at a low temperature; the wine is bottled in January following the harvest in order to maximize fruity freshness.