Domaine de Lafage

The wines of Lafage

The EXCUSE

 

This is a must have wine with a malicious taste. It will adapt to any situation. This wine is to be shared with friends and will be best suited with appetizers or even during a good meal.

With a deep garnet color and shine, this wine offers notes of cooked fruits and black cherries. On the palate it has a nice fullness but still leaves room for silky tannins. We also find a fine balance between structure and delicacy.

PAIRING THE WINE WITH THE FOOD

It fits with a meal made of either Pot au feu, cooked and cold meat or red meat without seasoning.

TESTING THE WINE AT ITS BEST

Serve at room temperature or serve between 15 ° C and 18 ° C. It can be kept as long as 5 years

THE GRAPE VARIETIES AND THE BLEND

—  100 % Côt

THE AGE OF THE VINES

Around 20 years

THE GROUND COMPOSITION

Clay and Limestone

THE HARVEST

The harvest period is very spread out. From early September to mid-October.

THE PROCESS OF FERMENTATION

Each grape variety is harvested and made into wine separately. A cold maceration time is applied before the alcoholic fermentation. Fermentation begins spontaneously because of the native yeasts. The extractions are carried out by a light reassembly during the first days. The wine macerates for about ten days after alcoholic fermentation.

MATURING

8 months in a concrete tank