2020 Domaine Lafage Cayrol Carignan Vieilles Vignes
Lafage Cayrol Carignan is one of the most beautiful wines from the Cotes Catalanes, the vineyard for this wine is no less than 60 years old and you notice that! The old vines with Carignan grapes, this wine is terroir and strength, in the smell a lot of black fruits such as blackberries, berries and cherries supplemented with herbs, oak wood and vanilla. The taste is round and complex with many impressive flavors of black fruits, spices and vanilla!
Jean-Marie Lafage is a descendant of a winegrowing family and Oenology was the logical choice of study. During his training he gets to know Eliane and the love for wine grows into ... a marriage and joint wine experiences on all wine continents (South Africa, California, Chile, Australia). The urge to own a domain takes shape when Jean-Marie takes over the family domain.
The Lafage domain extends over 200h, of which 138h are planted. Between the vineyards you can enjoy the spectacular foothills of the Pyrenees. Nestled between “mar i muntanya” this produces beautiful summer wines. The plots are located both at sea level and at 400m altitude. Both are exposed to very hot summers, harsh winters and have to brave a very poor “marbro-schisteux” soil. The infamous Tramontane wind provides the necessary cooling. The productivity of the terroir is deliberately kept low (15 to 25 hl/ha). At 400m above sea level, anchored in a schist marble base , these plots provide a perfect place to mature for the Carignan, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Marsanne and Muscat grapes.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Rustic, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Barbecue, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden|