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Domaine J.p. Lafond Roc-Epine Tavel Rose 2014

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A balanced and structured Rose with red berry fruit and spice. Medium bodied making a nice accompaniment to BBQ meas, salmon and poultry.

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Domaine Lafond Roc-Epine:
Tavel revealed itself as propitious for wine growing with the introduction of vines to the Rhone valley by the ancient Greek Phoceen civilisation and the Roman colonies. Archaeological digs at a Gallo-Roman site revealed a stock of grape pips resulting from pressing and thereby indicating a regular production. After the dark ages of the barbaric invasions, the rural renaissance, towards the e... Read more
Tavel revealed itself as propitious for wine growing with the introduction of vines to the Rhone valley by the ancient Greek Phoceen civilisation and the Roman colonies. Archaeological digs at a Gallo-Roman site revealed a stock of grape pips resulting from pressing and thereby indicating a regular production. After the dark ages of the barbaric invasions, the rural renaissance, towards the end of the middle ages, was marked by numerous real estate transactions, which indicates the existence of a demand for vineyards, notably by the various ecclesiastical institutions which were widely established locally. As from the XVI century, historians, with the help of extensive archives, reveal a remarkable development of the vineyards. As indicated in the land registers, the peasants abandoned the cereal crops for wine growing and thereby passed over to commercial agriculture with an advance of two centuries compared to French country life. Read less

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Snooth User: zufrieden
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 06/11/2014

This respected rosé reminds one of a phenolphthalein solution (added to a base): darker than salmon but with deeper notes than mere pink. Attractive in the glass and full of strawberry, rhubarb and (perhaps) red huckleberry on the nose. Some tannin on the finish, but a rush of red fruits on the palate such as unripe strawberry. A palate cleansing, quite elegant superior wine for café fare. 89 points.



A balanced and structured Rose with red berry fruit and spice. Medium bodied making a nice accompaniment to BBQ meas, salmon and poultry.

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