2018 Domaine Lafond Lirac Rouge, Rhone Valley, France

A powerful and well built wine, a deep ruby color with violet tints. Complex nose of vanilla, and griotte-cherries. The palate is rich with long lasting nuances of vanilla and pepper. This is a smooth and rich wine with a very good length.



Certified organic. This is a blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 5% Carignan, 5% Mourvèdre grown in stony and sandy terroir with terraces of round galets. The fruit is de-stemmed. Fermentation is induced using only indigenous yeast in stainless steel. The wine is then aged in new barrels for 3-4 months.


Pascal Lafond’s beautifully made wines from Tavel, Lirac and Chateauneuf-du-Pape are among the finest values the region has to offer. This family-run estate, located in the rosé-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. Their reds – including a Cotes-du-Rhone, a Chateauneuf-du-Pape, and two different Liracs – are impressively concentrated, meaty and pure Grenache-based wines that are nonetheless balanced and well-structured.


Grape(s) Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Mourvèdre
Farming Organic