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LIMITED QUANTITIES ON THIS ‘DOWNRIGHT SEXY’ RED – UNDER $15!

“The new vintage of Domaine Lafage Lieu Dit Narassa is here! A relatively new wine for Lafage; it’s a beguiling blend of Grenache and Syrah from one of our favorite producers from the South of France. We can never keep enough Domaine Lafage wines in stock – they are tremendous values – impeccably well-made wines that are extremely reasonably priced. This wine scored 91-93 points and is under $15 – we only have 25 cases available, so don’t hesitate!” –Jim Knight, Wine House
2015 Domaine Lafage
Côtes Catalanes
Lieu Dit Narassa

91-93 Points Robert Parker's
The Wine Advocate
Release Price: $18
Wine House: $14.99

“Notes of cassis, toasted spice, chocolate and licorice all emerge from the 2015 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Lieu Dit La Narassa, which is 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah brought up in demi-muids. This hedonistic, downright sexy, ripe and layered beauty will drink nicely right out of the gate. It’s packaged in an ungodly heavy bottle that could substitute for a baseball bat.” –Jeb Dunnuck, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, April 2017

WINERY NOTES

Harvesting is done later; it gives the grapes an advanced maturity, offering them a soft texture with a long finish. Our idea is to get a wine like "Ripasso" Hand harvesting in small baskets for grenache. We select the best grapes for this wine. Cold maceration will be chosen for a better extraction of the fruit and color. Pairs well with charcuterie, tapas, red meat, paella, game, chocolate cake…

Appellation: Côtes du Roussillon
Blend: 70% Grenache - 30% Syrah
Age of Vines: 60+ years
Farming: Practicing organic
Soil: Black schist
Fermentation: Hand harvested, cold pre-fermentation maceration, natural yeast co-fermentation in tank
Aging: 12 months in concrete (80%) and French oak demi-muids (20%)

FROM THE IMPORTER

For well over a decade we have worked with Jean-Marc Lafage at his estate in the Roussillon, and across the border in Spain where he consults on several projects. As good as his wines were, when we first met him, they only get better with each vintage. When we first made his acquaintance in Calatayud, he suggested we visit his estate in the Roussillon and the rest, as they say, is history.

Jean-Marc and Eliane Lafage farm 160 hectares of vines located just south of the capital of French Catalonia, Perpignan. Some of their vineyards are situated a few kilometers from the Mediterranean, while others can be found in the foothills of the Pyrenees. This range of sites allows them to make both refreshing whites as well as concentrated reds and, this being the Roussillon, some fortified wines as well. Benefiting from a warm, dry climate, the estate is farmed organically. They grow primarily Grenache (Blanc, Gris & Noir), Syrah, Mourvedre, Carignan, Marsanne, Roussanne and Chardonnay with a significant proportion of the vines well over 50 years old. The soil, as you near the coast is weathered, alluvial gravel while in the higher elevation sites it is predominantly schist. They harvest by hand and the winemaking is surprisingly uncomplicated with stainlesss steel for the fresher whites but mostly concrete tanks for the rest with a small amount of French oak demi-muids.

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