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Domaine Lafage Nicolas

2017 | France | South of France | Languedoc-Roussillon 750 ml | 15.00 %
  • Tastes like
  • Berry
  • Spice (mix)
  • Pepper (cracked)
  • Good with
  • Beef
  • Lamb
  • Its also
  • Ecological
  • 90+
¥210
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  • Product details

    Description:

    Although only in his thirties, Jean-Marc Lafage already has more than 15 years of worldclass winemaking behind him. Domaine Lafage is his family estate and is regarded as one of the best wineries in Languedoc-Roussillon.

    Named after Jean-Marc's son, "Nicolas" is made from 100% Grenache, grown on 65 year old vines planted 400 metres above sea-level. Beautiful aromatic intensity, with high concentration of berry fruits. The mouth is rich, round, concentrated, with silky tannins offering powerful notes of blackberry, blackcurrant, raspberry, blueberries, with a stony minerality.


    Rated 92/100 by Wine Advocate 

    Variety Description

    Grenache

    Grenache or Garnacha is one of the most widely planted red wine grape varieties in the world. It ripens late, so it needs hot, dry conditions such as those found in Spain, where the grape probably originated, Sardinia, the south of France, and California. It is generally spicy, berry-flavoured and soft on the palate with a relatively high alcohol content. Wines made from Grenache tend to lack acid, tannin and color, and is usually blended with other varieties such as Syrah, Carignan, Tempranillo and Cinsaut.

    Country Description

    France

    Practically all the most famous grape varieties used in the world's wines are French varieties, and wine is produced all throughout France. France is the second largest wine producer in the world after Italy. The wines produced range from expensive high-end wines sold internationally to more modest wines usually only seen within France. In many respects, French wines have more of a regional than a national identity, as evidenced by different grape varieties, production methods and different classification systems in the various regions. Some of the more famous wine regions in France include Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Loire, Chablis and the Rhône valley.

    Region Description

    Languedoc-Roussillon

    Languedoc-Roussillon wine, including the vin de pays labeled Vin de Pays d'Oc, is produced in southern France. While "Languedoc" can refer to a specific historic region of France and Northern Catalonia, usage since the 20th century (especially in the context of wine) has primarily referred to the northern part of the Languedoc-Roussillon région of France, an area which spans the Mediterranean coastline from the French border with Spain to the region of Provence. The area has around 700,000 acres (2,800 km2) under vines and is the single biggest wine-producing region in the world, being responsible for more than a third of France's total wine production.