Domaine Lafond Lirac Blanc Roc-Epine 2012
A lovely refreshing marriage. In the bottle, we can find loads of fruit, fragrances of linden tree and white flowers, savours of citrus fruit, a frank liveliness with enough punch that when served as an aperitif, it will tantalize our taste-buds without drowning our thirst. The fragrances evolve after the first summer towards honey and acacia notes, accentuating the suppleness of the wine.
Pascal Lafond’s beautifully made wines from Tavel, Lirac and Chateauneuf-du-Pape are among the finest values the region has to offer. This 65-hectare family-run estate, located in the rose-only appellation of Tavel, produces what is widely considered (by Robert Parker, among others) to be the best Tavel available. Their Lirac Blanc – a blend of Grenache, Roussanne and Viognier – is a rich, vibrant Rhone white, with lovely honeyed and floral aromas.