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Domaine Lafage Côte Est - BUY 2 GET 1 FREE

2017 | France | South of France 750 ml | 12.50 %
  • Tastes like
  • Peach
  • Citrus
  • Green Herb
  • Good with
  • Fish
  • Shellfish
  • Its also
  • Ecological
  • 90+
¥360
¥540
  • Product details

    SPRING - LIMITED

    Domaine Lafage Côté Est is built for spring and summer celebration! 

    For a limited time, First Cellars is bringing back one of our customers favourites!

    Domaine Lafage Côte Est - BUY 2 GET 1 FREE!

    3 bottles for only ¥360! SAVE ¥180!

     

    Description

    Côté Est is a blend of White Grenache, Chardonnay and Roussanne grown on cool sites facing the rising sun, fermented without oak. Spice, citrus, white flower aromas, with some seaside saltiness. A deliciously fresh, clean, balanced white wine. This beauty has texture, freshness, and length. The perfect Summer wine!
    Rated 90/100 by Wine Advocate.

    About Domaine Lafage

    Although only in his thirties, Jean-Marc Lafage already has almost 15 years of worldclass 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 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.


    Variety Description

    50% Grenache Blanc, 30% Chardonnay, 20% Roussane

    Grenache Gris

    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.

    Chardonnay

    Chardonnay is a green-skinned grape variety used to make white wine. It originated in the Burgundy wine region of eastern France but is now grown wherever wine is produced, from England to New Zealand.The Chardonnay grape itself is very neutral, with many of the flavors commonly associated with the grape being derived from such influences as terroir and oak. It is vinified in many different styles, from the lean, crisply mineral wines of Chablis, France to New World wines with oak, and tropical fruit flavours.

    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.