Domaine LaFage Miraflors Rosé 2018
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Domaine LaFage Cuvee Nicolas Grenache Noir 2017
Domaine LaFage Tessellae Old Vines Blend 2015For well over a decade we have worked with Jean-Marc Lafage at his estate in the Roussillon, and across the border in Spain where he consults on several projects. As good as his wines were, when we first met him, they only get better with each vintage. A joint venture between Eric Solomon and Jean-Marc Lafage, Tessellae old vines is assembled from vineyards on schist that Jean-Marc Lafage farms near Maury in the Agly valley.
Domaine LaFage Cuvee Centenaire 2017Cuvée Centenaire takes its name from the 100 year-old vines of Grenache Blanc and Gris Jean-Marc Lafage farms just a few kilometers from the Mediterranean on gravelly clay soils. One of the greatest white wine values in our portfolio, the final wine blends these ancient grapes with up to 20% younger vine Roussanne. To make a wine that is both rich and balanced the grapes are harvested in two passes, the first when they just reach ripeness and are still high in acidity and a second pass when the grapes are fully ripe with rich fruit flavors. The wine is then aged in a combination of tank and new French oak barrels. - Winery Notes
Domaine LaFage Cotes du Roussillon Villages Lieu Dit La Narassa 2016Benefiting from a warm, dry climate, the estate is farmed organically. They grow primarily Grenache (Blanc, Gris & Noir), Syrah, Mourvedre, Carignan, Marsanne, Roussanne and Chardonnay with a significant proportion of the vines well over 50 years old. The soil, as you near the coast is weathered, alluvial gravel while in the higher elevation sites it is predominantly schist. They harvest by hand and the winemaking is surprisingly uncomplicated with stainlesss steel for the fresher whites but mostly concrete tanks for the rest with a small amount of French oak demi-muids.
Domaine LaFage Bastide Miraflors Vieilles Vignes 2016A custom cuvée for European Cellars and a joint project between Eric Solomon and Jean-Marc Lafage, Bastide Miraflors is a cuvée created from Grenache grown on rocky, alluvial clay soils resembling those of the Rhône Valley combined with Syrah grown on schist in the village of Maury. After a long maceration of six weeks the wine ages for 12 months in concrete (Grenache) and 600L French oak demi-muids (Syrah).
Domaine les Hautes Cances Côtes du Rhône Villages Rosé 2017Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, Carignan. Named "one of the best Roses in France", by France's premier wine publication, La Revue du Vin de France. Entirely hand-harvested, from a dedicated vineyard of over 50 year old vines, with amazingly low yields, this is dry French Rose at its best! Few than 250 cases are made of this wine in each vintage. Enjoy a bottle tonight!
Domaines Ott By.Ott Côtes de Provence Rosé 2018BY.OTT is a new wine produced with all the savoir-faire of the Domaines Ott team in the newly constructed cellar of Château de Selle. It is a refined and elegant wine for any rosé enthusiast. The blends originate from select vineyards in Cotes de Provence that have been chosen to ensure that the wine is characterized by fruit and freshness with added finesse and complexity.
Chateau Miraval Côtes de Provence Rosé 2018Beautiful, pale, petal-pink color, elegant with bright nuances. A beautiful aromatic expression with aromas of fresh fruit and spring flowers, refreshing acidity, with great minerality and a saline finish. This Miraval 2016 is a perfect interpretation of the vintage in Provence.
Domaine Sautereau Sancerre Rosé 2018An intense and complex nose that develops aromas dominated by red fruits (strawberries, raspberries) and a touch of white peach. The palate has a supple attack, suggesting plenty of freshness. Overall it is round, unctuous, with citrus notes dominating, and a finish full of grapefruit zest. This wine is perfect for barbecues or outside parties. Wines from Sancerre, very easy to drink and refreshing, are made to be enjoyed with or without food. Perfect with appetizers, cheese, white meats or seafood.
Château-de-Pourcieux Côtes de Provence Rosé 2018Stylish rosé, with rich flavors of apricot, ripe peach and cantaloupe with smoky,spicy notes. Rich, almost creamy finish, with palate cleansing acidity. Full, rich wine, both fruity and ripely textured. The wine has weight, concentrated red fruits, with a touch of citrus. Typically dry, its richness makes it seem soft, rounded and for food. Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah.