Domaine de Lafage
The wines of Lafage
With a dark garnet color, the Suite 2016 wine batch reveals a complex smell which combines red fruits with spicy notes, a little peppery, and a touch of « vegetal » notes. After an elegant attack on the palate, the tannins display a rather tight and lively structure which softens with aeration.
It is a wine that goes mainly with meals. It will go nicely with typical south western dish such as chicken and / or duck. Its spicy side gives it a good ability to also go with Asian dishes!
Preferably at 16 ° C. It can be kept as long as 8 years.
Around 35 years
Clay and Limestone
The harvest periods are very spread out. From early September to mid-October.
Each vine is harvested and made into wine separately. A cold maceration time is carried out before the start in alcoholic fermentation. The fermentation is done spontaneously thanks to the native yeasts. Extractions are made by winding and shedding. After the fermentation, there is a maceration going from one month to a month and a half. All grape varieties are blended during spring.
24 months in concrete barrels.