2016 Lirac Rouge Roc-Epine, Domaine Lafond
Red • Rhône Valley • Lirac AOC • France • Grenache 60%, syrah 30%, Carignan 5%, Mourvèdre 5% • 92/100 Robert Parker
2016 Lirac Rouge 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).
The wine comes from grapes planted on a sandy stony ground on terraces of red pebbles.
The grapes are harvested entirely by hand, in a qualitative goal. Grapes sorted by the harvester, arrive intact in the basement avoiding any oxidation. In addition, the manual collection preserves the state of the stems assuring the future of the vineyard.