Domaine Lafond, now run by Jean-Pierre and Pascal Lafond, is based in Tavel where it has 35 hectares of vineyards and produces one of the best Tavels on the market today. The domaine also has a 10-hectare holding in the neighbouring commune of Lirac, where it produces both red and white wines.
This estate is named after a famous French race horse of the 1960s, Rocquépine, a favourite of winemaker Pascal Lafond’s father. The current winery was constructed in the 1970s and has been considerably extended over the years to accommodate the production of the domaine’s 85 hectares. These organic wines are fermented in stainless steel vats and then aged in a mixture of small oak barrels and larger foudres.
The nose is full of white flowers, citrus and apricot perfume. The palate is racy, fresh and dry with citrus rind, peaches and apricots with a finish of honey and acacia.
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Name Domaine Lafond Roc-Epine Lirac Blanc Country France Region Lirac ABV% 14% Vintage 2016 Grape Variety 50% Grenache, 30% Roussanne, 20% Viognier Size 750ml Dietary Information Organic