Chateauneuf du Pape is located in the middle of the Rhone Valley, very windy, with reduced rainfall, and exceptional sunshine hours. Lafond's parcels are rocky and pebbly, planted with 40 year old vines, Grenache 80%, syrah 10%, mourvèdre 10%. The aging potential for a good Chateauneuf is 5-10 years and somewhat longer for some vintages. The 2012 is epitomised by fresh berry fruit, which is ample and generous, the purity is already expressive.
The roots of the Domaine date back 1780 when Jean-Pierre Lafond’s great-uncle, Pascal Odoyer, Govenor of Tavel, became one of the pioneers in wine production and his estate has been handed down from generation to generation ever since. Involved in the foundation of the Tavel appellation in the 1940's the family now run by Jean-Pierre Lafond and son Pascal began selling bottled wines of Cotes du Rhone Lirac and Tavel in the late 1970's, adding the fine parcel of Chateauneuf du Pape in 2001. The property decided to go entirely organic, officially designated so in 2009.
These medal winning wines are of the highest quality in their subsequent appelations. The Tavel Rose 2010 received the Coup de Coeur in the French Guide Hachette and the Lirac Blanc won the regional trophy in the Decanter wine challenge. Robert Parker has also been very complimentary about the quality of the Chateauneuf du Pape and Cotes du Rhone in recent vintages.
Nice deep purple heart, the Morello Cherry comes through immediately on the nose, touch of sweet caramel, very elegant and ripe, typical Grenache.The palate is nicely polished, creamy textured, with an edgy austere finish of dusty tannins and a citrus spike. Medium bodied and already drinking well. Accessible.
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As a rough guide most standard (75CL) single bottles weigh 2KG and a case (12 x 75CL bottles) weighs 24KG.
In Bond storage is facilitated at Octavian in Wiltshire, the U.K's premier wine storage facility. The conditions at this old munitions base, 100 metres below ground are unrivalled, offering temperature control, In Bond facility and full replacement value insurance. The wines are stored under each client's individual "Protection Plus" account number, fully labelled and can only be released or moved with his or her written instructions. No right of lien can be exercised over wines held on each client's behalf. Client's stock can be inspected, by arrangement, at any time excluding November & December.
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Items can be ordered In Bond for transfer to clients own bonded storage accounts. We are able to action this process for a single consignment charge of £10 ex VAT, this covers any quantity.