PACKSHOT VV 2017

LA MAISON LAFON, Vieilles Vignes, AOP Languedoc, Rouge, 2017

Bruno Lafon believes his wines should first express the utmost respect for the primary material … site, soil and vines. His grapes are produced from single or at the most two organic or converting to organic vineyard sites, where the grapes are hand-harvested from vineyards of our own or our close neighbors, with whom we share the ethics of work well done. La Maison Lafon series of wines reflect the inspiration of the vintage and times. Each series is uniquely personal and will change periodically inspired

The story

His elemental wines eloquently express their place of origin through Bruno’s simplistic minimal intervention practices with no additives apart from judicial SO2, there is no sophisticated technology, just winemaking reflecting our respect for the purity of nature’s gift. Aging in timeless practice, with concrete tanks or aged burgundy barrels allows our wines to reflect no artifice, just beautiful artisanal wines.

Terroir

Languedoc, South of France. Organically farmed old vines. Sand stone

Varietals

Grenache noir : 100%

Specifications

Serving

T° of service: 16°C / 61°F.

Ageing potential

5 to 10 years

Tasting notes

This 100% Grenache - grown on sandy soils, displays charming and complex aromas of garrigue, freshly crushed raspberries and earthy spices. It bursts with intoxicating aromas of potpourri and ripe cherries. The tannins are soft, giving it a lush and vibrant mouthfeel and a delicate finish that retains a sense of power.

Food and wine pairings

Vieilles Vignes is a versatile wine to pair with food. Due to its spiciness, pure red fruits, fresh attributes and the myriad of different levels of depth and textures, this wine works well with a diverse array of food. Grenache pairs perfectly with grilled and braised meats like beef, veal, pork, chicken and of course game. It holds up well to hearty dishes like cassoulet and it is a good match for subtle styles of Asian cooking.

Recipes

Encornets à la sétoise


Reviews


15/20


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90/100

"This medium-bodied red offers lots of freshness, with tangy flavors of raspberry and currant underpinned with notes of mineral, white pepper and orange zest. Supple, integrated tannins and a mouthwatering finish give this good definition. Drink now through 2025" [+]
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