Domaine LaFage Miraflors Rosé 2018
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Domaine LaFage Cuvee Nicolas Grenache Noir 2017
Domaine LaFage Tessellae Old Vines Blend 2017A 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 2018Cuvée 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 Bastide Miraflors 2017A 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 LaFage Novellum Chardonnay 2017Jean-Marc and Eliane Lafage farm 160 hectares of vines located just south of the capital of French Catalonia, Perpignan. Some of their vineyards are situated a few kilometers from the Mediterranean while others can be found in the foothills of the Pyrenees. This range of sites allow them to make both refreshing whites as well as concentrated reds and, this being the Roussillon, some fortified wines as well. Benefiting from a warm, dry climate, the estate is farmed organically. 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 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!
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.