Domaine Lafond Roc-Epine

Jean-Pierre and François Lafond.
336, 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 owners today settled in Tavel as a winegrower. Family names changed truth the years from Odoyer to Taulier and Lafond. The first Lafond was the brother's grandfather in 1970. (He was very interested in horse racing; "Roch-Epine" was a famouse horse).
In 1948 Jean-Pierre Lafond’s grandfather, Valery Taulier, built the first private cellar in Tavel. 
In 1978 when Pascal joined his father they started to bottle wine with own name. It was Pascal who designed the wines as they have been well known for many years
In 2019 a final shift of generation took place starting in 2016 when the oldest son Jean-Pierre became co-owner. Later 2018 also the 2-years younger son François. January 2019 Pascal retired.

Domaine Lafond is mainly producing Tavel and Lirac from a total of 85 ha; 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 according to website 2020. Price range: 

Chateauneuf du Pape Roc-Epine
2017: 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre.
Syrah and Mourvedre is aged in new barrels for 10 months. 

Lirac Roc-Epine
2016: 60% Grenache, 30%  Syrah, 5% Mourvedre, 5% Carignan.
Aged for 3-4 months in new barriques.

Lirac La Ferme Romaine
2018: 60% Grenache, 30%  Syrah, 10% Mourvedre.
50% is aged for 10 months in 1-3-years-old barriques

Lirac Blanc Roc-Epine
2018: 50% Grenache Blanc, 30% Roussanne and 20% Viognier.

Tavel Roc-Epine
2019: 60% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 20% Syrah.

Tavel L'Esprit de Roc-Epine
2019: 60% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 20% Syrah. 1/3 Fermented in new barriques.

Cotes du Rhone
2019: 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah. 

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