Domaine de Lafage

The wines of Lafage

Tradition in oak barrels

 

This “Tradition” is raised in oak barrels providing a wine with a lot of structure which can be kept for a while. It possesses a powerful smell of blackberry liqueur. The attack on the palate is lively, a slight black fruit jam taste. Surprising notes of mocha are blooming after aeration.

The taste is powerful and imposing.

It is a fruity wine but keeps tension and power on the palate.

PAIRING THE WINE WITH THE FOOD

It is a wine that goes mainly with meals. It will go nicely along with typical south western dishes such as chicken and/or duck as well as game meat or chocolate.

TESTING THE WINE AT ITS BEST

Preferably at 16 ° C.

It can be kept as long as 10 years or more

THE GRAPE VARIETIES AND BLEND

—  50 % Cabernet franc
—  25 % Côt
—  25 % Merlot

THE AGE OF THE VINE

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 oak barrels.