The vineyards of Domaine Lafond have been in the family for several generations. The Lafond family has a long history in the southern Rhone Valley that dates all the way back to 1780.
The Lafond family created Domaine Lafond in Roc-Epine in 1970. According to the winery, the vines, which were planted around 1880 after the phylloxera epidemic, are the oldest still producing in the world.
With their insistence on control at all stages of viticulture and the winemaking process they have achieved remarkable results. In 2012, Domaine Lafond turned to organic farming.
The Lafond Cotes Du Rhone is a concentrated, meaty, and focused red. Soft in the mouth with good concentration. A very round and charming wine.
This wine is a stunning value. The nose and palate really deliver with bold-yet-balanced notes of cherry, blackcurrant, blackberry, raspberry, and earthy bramble.