Jean-Pierre and Pascal Lafond.
Route des Vignobles, 30126 Tavel
Tel. +33 466 502 459
Direct sale: Monday - Friday 8.00-12.00 and 14.00-18.30
The Lafond family dates its
history back to 1780
when a forefather of the owner today settled in Tavel as a winegrower.
In 1948 Jean-Pierre Lafondís grandfather, Valery Taulier,
built the first private cellar in Tavel. In 1978 Pascal joined his father at the
estate and they started to bottle wine with their own label.
| The name Roc-Epine
is the name of a famous race horse. Pascal's father had a great
interest in horse racing.
Domaine Lafond is mainly producing Tavel and Lirac from a total of 85 ha. by which
39 ha Tavel, 24 ha Cotes du Rhone, 18,5 ha Lirac and 3,6 ha. Chateauneuf du
Since 2012 the vineyards are certified agriculture
Chateauneuf du Pape Roc-Epine
2013: 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.
Syrah and Mourvedre is aged in new
barrels for 12 months. Grenache in tank.
2013: 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre and 5% Carignan.
for 3-4 months in new barriques.
Lirac La Ferme Romaine
2013: 65% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre.
50% is aged for 10 months in 1-3-years-old barriques
Lirac Blanc Roc-Epine
2014: 50% Grenache Blanc, 30% Roussanne and 20% Viognier.
2014: 60% Grenache, 10% Cinsault, 10% Syrah, 5% Carignan and 15% Clairette, Picpoul, Bourboulenc
Tavel L'Esprit de Roc-Epine
2014: 60% Grenache, 10% Cinsault, 10% Syrah, 5% Carignan and 15% Clairette, Picpoul, Bourboulenc og Mourvedre. 1/3
fermented in new barriques.
Cotes du Rhone
2014: 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah.