Domaine Lafond Tavel Rose Roc-Epine, 2017
One of the most full-bodied rose's, Tavel is primarily based on Grenache. It's full body and mellow mouthfeel make it an ideal companion to turkey or ham. The bouquet reminds of strawberry and cassis with notes of herbs and "garrigue" (the smell of herbs/underbrush/citrus that dominates the air in the south of France).
"A delicate coppery pink rosé that's exuberantly spicy, with crunchy redcurrant fruit. A mineral twist unfolds onto biscuit and peppery flavours. There's pleasant tannins on the finish and the concentration to improve over a few months." Drink 2016-2017. Score 90. (2015 vintage) - Decanter Magazine September 2017
- Buy 2 for £14.50 each and save 6%
|Alcohol % by Vol.||13.5%|
|Style||Rosé - Dry & fruity|
|Grape Type(s)||Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Carignan|
The Lafond family have been involved in wine growing since 1780. Valery Taulier, built the first private cellar in Tavel during 1948 and Jean-Pierre Lafond, Valery Taulier's son-in-law, decided to create the present cellar in 1970. Fond of horses, he gave his Domaine the name of a famous horse (Roquepine). He just changed the spelling to give it a touch of Provence. Domaine Lafond Roc-Epine was born. The introduction of the excellent Chateauneuf du Pape in 2001 was a step in the right direction and this domaine keeps going from strength to strength.
The mighty Rhone River that cuts through the French countryside and lends it name to this auspicious wine region is the uniting force of the great tracts of farmland and vineyards either side of it. Some of the oldest vineyards in France decorate the valley, and the Rhone wine region produces quality wines that can compete with some of the finest Bordeaux and Burgundy wines on the market. It was not always this way however, and as the world catches up to the true richness available in Rhone wines, there are some excellent value wines to be found.
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