Domaine Lafond Roc-Epine (2015)


What a nice wine!  The color in the glass was a clear pale red with an orange hue.  The blend incorporates a hand basket of many grape varieties:  Grenache 60%, Cinsault 10%, Syrah 10%, Carignan 5% and the balance Clairette, Picpoul, Bourboulenc, Mourvèdre.  The palate provided a wonderful mix of fresh strawberries, raspberries, and watermelon–delicious!  This is a nicely balanced wine with a seamless integration of fruit, tannins (soft), and just the right amount of acidity.  The mouthfeel was quite elegant beyond its price showing some creaminess in the mouth and a surprisingly long finish.  This Tavel is an excellent value wine that is a perfect pairing for burger and fries (our choice with this tasting) or would be a lovely choice to pair with a salmon or tuna from the grill. 


Wine Details

Region Rhône
Appellation Tavel
Producer Domaine Lafond
Cuvée Roc-Epine
Vintage 2015
Color Rosé
Varietal Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Mourvedre, Carignan, Clairette, Bourboulenc Blanc (Doillon)
Country France
Pairs with BBQ, Burgers, Kabobs, Salmon, Asian Cuisine
Available in USA? Yes
Average Bottle Price $ 17.00
Date of Notes 02/19/2017
Notes by Towny M
Status Conventional


Review Domaine Lafond Roc-Epine (2015).

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