Domaine Lafond

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
Mail: lafond@roc-epine.com
Web: http://www.roc-epine.com/

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.

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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 Pape.
Since 2012 the vineyards are certified agriculture biologique

Wines

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.

Lirac Roc-Epine
2013: 60% Grenache, 30%  Syrah, 5% Mourvedre and 5% Carignan. 
Aged 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.

Tavel Roc-Epine
2014: 60% Grenache, 10% Cinsault, 10% Syrah, 5% Carignan and 15% Clairette, Picpoul, Bourboulenc and Mourvedre. 

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. 
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.Pascal Lafond at Les Printemps du Chateauneuf du Pape  


Pascal Lafond and his wife at the domain 2006


Daughter and son from Domaine Lafon at Les Printemps 2014

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Updated 2015-09-24