Domaine de Lafage

The wines of Lafage

Tradition 2013

 

With a dark garnet color, the 2013 Tradition wine batch reveals a complex smell which combines red fruits with spicy notes, a little peppery, and a touch of “vegetal” notes. After an elegant attack on the palate, the tannins display a rather tight and lively structure which softens with aeration.

PAIRING THE WINE WITH THE FOOD

It is a wine that goes mainly with meals. It will go nicely with typical south western dish such as chicken and / or duck. Its spicy side gives it a good ability to also go with Asian dishes!

A TESTING THE WINE AT ITS BEST

Preferably at 16 ° C. It can be kept as long as 8 years.

THE GRAPE VARIETIES AND THE BLEND

.  50 % Cabernet franc
.  25 % Côt
. 25 % Merlot

THE AGE OF THE VINES

Around 35 years

THE GROUND COMPOSITION

Clay and Limestone

THE HARVEST

The harvest periods are very spread out. From early September to mid-October.

THE PROCESS OF FERMENTATION

Each vine is harvested and made into wine separately. A cold maceration time is carried out before the start in alcoholic fermentation. The fermentation is done spontaneously thanks to the native yeasts. Extractions are made by winding and shedding. After the fermentation, there is a maceration going from one month to a month and a half. All grape varieties are blended during spring.

MATURING

24 months in concrete barrels.