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.
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.
Preferably at 16 ° C.
It can be kept as long as 10 years or more
— 50 % Cabernet franc
— 25 % Côt
— 25 % Merlot
Around 35 years
Clay and Limestone
The harvest periods are very spread out. From early September to mid-October.
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.
24 months in oak barrels.