Among the immensely popular, highly rated values we have carried in recent years, wine from Domaine Lafage have incredibly over-delivered. Their reds such as the Tessellae and Bastide Miraflors have been rated from 91-94 points for the last two vintages. Now, we are proud to present their rosé in a very limited stock.
A knockout rose that has Provencal aromas and flavors, with an almost Tavel like richness and depth on the palate, the 2014 Domaine Lafage Côtes du Roussillon Miraflors Rosé (70% Mourvèdre, 30% Grenache Gris, aged on lees for 4-months) is light salmon/pink in color and possesses superb strawberry, cherry, and mineral aromas to go with an incredibly pure, detailed, and focused palate. Great all around, it’s hard to put down.
Here is a little bit of info about Domaine Lafage:
Although only in his thirties, Jean-Marc Lafage already has almost 15 years of world-class winemaking behind him. One of the most sought-after winemakers of Europe at the moment, Jean-Marc lends his expertise with Southern European varietals to several top estates in both France and Spain (he makes Las Rocas Garnacha with Eric Solomon) and also in South America. However, his best work is perhaps at home at his estate in the hills of the Roussillon with his wife, also an accomplished winemaker.
As the varietals come from different parcels all around the Eastern and Central Roussillon, they are always vinified separately, and then blended before bottling. The whites never pass through malolactic and the property always searches for freshness and expressive aromas in the blends. The reds can often show off a mineral component as Jean-Marc does not favor heavy extraction. Yields are amazingly low for wines at this price level. The wines are bottled unfiltered.”