PACKSHOT DEJA VU 2018

LA MAISON LAFON, LES ROCKSTARS, Déjà Vu, AOP Languedoc, Rouge, 2018

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 insp

The wine

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 on Villafranchien soils.

Ageing

9 months aged Burgundy barrels

Varietals

Grenache noir : 70%
Carignan : 30%

Specifications

pH: 3.35
Volatile acidity: 0,43 g/l
Total acidity: 3.64 g/l

Serving

T° of service: 16°C / 61°F.

Tasting notes

This slightly hedonistic blend shows intense black fruit core of boysenberry while raspberry fruit preserves are spiked with spicy notes of garrigue, violet, pepper and crushed granite. Rich and thick on the palate, the creamy mouthfeel is balanced by soft ample tannins and a long, gripping finish.

Food and wine pairings

With its bold red fruit and earthy-meaty notes, this blend is ideal with richer poultry dishes (turkey, duck), roasted pork, or even a meaty beef brisket. The thing to keep in mind with this wine is to expand on its natural spice flavorings of cinnamon, cumin, 5-spice powder, star anise and dried herbs by also adding them to the dish. If you do this, the wine will bring out the spices and sweeten the flavor of the pairing.


Reviews


91/100

"An elegant red, with layers of fresh flavors featuring tangy raspberry, cherry tart, orange peel and white pepper. Silky tannins give textural appeal, with notes of herb and mineral melding together on the finish. Drink now through 2027" [+]
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15/20