Domaine Lafage

Jean-Marc and Eliane Lafage farm 160 hectares of vines located just south of the capital of French Catalonia, Perpignan. Some of their vineyards are situated a few kilometers from the Mediterranean, while others can be found in the foothills of the Purenees. This range of sites allows them to make refreshing whites, concentrated reds, and – this being the Roussillon – some fortified wines, as well. Benefiting from a warm, dry climate, the estate is farmed organically. They grow primarily Grenache (Blanc, Gris & Noir), Syrah, Mourvedre, Carignan, Marsanne, Roussanne and Chardonnay, with a significant portion of the vines well over 50 years old. The soil is more weathered with alluvial gravel the closer it is to the coast, while it is predominately schist in the higher elevation sites. Domaine Lafage harvests by hand and the winemaking is surprisingly uncomplicated: stainless steel for the fresher whites, but mostly concrete tanks for the rest with a small amount of French oak demi-muids.

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Domaine Lafage 'La Narassa' Red Blend 2016
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "The 2016 Narassa, a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah, carries five grams per liter of residual sugar, right at the threshold of normal detectability. As a result, some tasters may find this sweet, while others may see it as a dry wine. I'd opt for pairing it with cheeses at the
Item Number: 31361
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Domaine Lafage Tessellae 'Old Vines' 2015
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 “An incredible value from Jean-Marc Lafage is the 2015 Tessellae Old Vines Grenache Syrah Mourvedre, which is 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre from 70-year-old vines and brought up all in concrete tank. A ripe, expansive, full-bodied and undeniably sexy red that has
Item Number: 29104
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Domaine Lafage 'Cuvee Nicolas' Vieilles Vignes Grenache 2015
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 “Made from 100% Grenache, the 2015 Cotes Catalanes Nicolas comes from granite and schist soils in the Roussillon and is brought up in demi-muids and barrels. This sensational wine is unquestionably one of the best values I've tasted in a long, long time. Blueberries, kirsch,
Item Number: 28395
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Domaine Lafage 'Miraflors' Rose 2017
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92  Jeb Dunnuck 
Jeb Dunnuck 92 “The 2017 Miraflors Rosé is another beauty that's loaded with fresh, crisp, vibrant strawberry and raspberry fruit. Clean, pure, textured and elegant on the palate, with gorgeous purity, it's a rocking rosé that does everything right. The blend is 70% Mourvèdre and 30% Grenache Gris
Item Number: 27772
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Domaine Lafage 'Centenaire' Blanc 2016
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "A wine that always over-delivers, the 2016 Côtes du Roussillon Centenaire Blanc (Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris and Roussanne) is fresh and crisp, with medium-bodied notes of citrus, white peach and a hint of pineapple. It’s about as quaffable as they come and has real depth and
Item Number: 26974
Bottle:$12.85
Case: $154.20
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Domaine Lafage Tessellae Carignan 2015
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "A sensational value the readers should snatch up is the 2015 IGP Cotes Catalanes Tessellae Carignan Vieilles Vignes! This full-bodied, ripe, sexy red has incredible purity of fruit, no hard edges and classic notes of blackberries, plums, spice and pepper. It’s a screaming
Item Number: 26839
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Domaine Lafage Bastide 'Miraflors' Rouge 2015
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94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "This wine is almost too good to be true. A blend of 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache that was brought up in concrete tanks (Grenache) and demi-muids (Syrah), the 2015 Bastide Miraflors Vieilles Vignes reminded me of a mini Syrah from California's Manfred Krankl (yes I just compared a
Item Number: 26309
Bottle:$12.95
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Domaine Lafage Cote d'Est 2016
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88  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 88 "Clean, crisp and lively, with exotic notes of orange blossom, cherry blossom and hints of saline-like minerality, the 2016 Cote d'Est is medium-bodied, fresh and lively, with a clean, delicious style that will be versatile on the dinner table. This cuvee comes from the eastern
Item Number: 26027
Bottle:$9.95
Case: $119.40
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Domaine Lafage 'La Narassa' Red Blend 2015
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91-93  "La Narassa is sourced from the famed black schist soils of the Agly valley in the northern Roussillon near the village of Maury. It is made in a semi- ripasso by harvesting the Grenache in successive passes picking only the ripest clusters. Once at the cellars the fruit is

Domaine Lafage 'Miraflors' Rose 2016
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "Light in color, yet not in flavor, the 2016 Côtes du Roussillon Miraflors Rose (60% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre and 10% Carignan) offers terrific notes of white cherries, strawberries and rose petals in a medium-bodied, layered, impeccably balanced style that's just hard to resist. It

Domaine Lafage 'Cuvee Nicolas' Vieilles Vignes Grenache 2014
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "Aged in 25% demi-muids, the 2014 Cotes Catalanes Nicolas comes all from the rolling hills and gravel soils in the Aspres region and is made from 100% Grenache. What should represent an incredible value, it boasts fabulous notes of black raspberry, licorice and crushed violets to

Domaine Lafage 'La Narassa' Red Blend 2014
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93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "From one of the warmest sites in France, the 2014 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Lieu Dit La Narassa comes from 70-year-old vines planted in the black schist soils of Maury. Despite the rugged, hot terroir from where this beauty comes, the wine is pure silk and elegant, with lots of

Domaine Lafage Bastide 'Miraflors' Blanc 2015
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "Another terrific white is the 2015 Vin de France Miraflors Blanc. A blend of close to equal parts Vermentino, Viognier, Muscat and Grenache Gris that was raised all in tank (with plenty of lees contact), it offers exotic aromas and flavors of mint, citrus peel and lemon to go with

Domaine Lafage 'Centenaire' Blanc 2015
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90-92 "The 2015 Cotes du Roussillon Centenaire is a racy, medium-bodied blend of mostly Grenache Blanc (and Gris), with 20% Roussanne. Crushed rocks, mint, lime and citrus blossom are some of the nuances here, and it hits the palate with medium-bodied richness, beautiful purity of

Domaine Lafage Tessellae Carignan 2014
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "A crazy value, the 2014 IGP Cotes Catalanes Tessellae Carignan Vieilles Vignes is one of the best examples of this variety from the Roussillon, and the fact that it sells for a song is just icing on the cake for the consumer. Coming all from schist soils and 70-year-old vines,

Domaine Lafage Bastide 'Miraflors' Rouge 2014
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92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92  "A steal from Lafage is the 2014 Bastide Miraflors, which is a Cotes du Roussillon, and a blend of 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache, with the Grenache aged in concrete tanks and the Syrah in 500-liter demi-muids. Lafage makes more expensive wines than this, but certainly excels with his

Domaine Lafage Tessellae 'Old Vines' 2014
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90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "A stunning bargain from Lafage is the 2014 Tessellae Old Vines, a blend of 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre, all aged in concrete. Much of it comes from 70-year-old vines planted in limestone and clay soils. A delicious, dense ruby wine with notes of red and black

Domaine Lafage 'Miraflors' Rose 2015 1.5L
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" This incredibly beautiful rose is a blend of 70% Mourvedre and 30% Grenache Gris. The aromas lead with light, wild strawberry and a touch of watermelon rind. Bright notes of minerality balance and round out the aromas. Bright acidity and juicy fruit create a wonderfully refreshing wine. " ~

Domaine Lafage Cote d'Est 2015
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Côté d’Est, as the name suggests, comes from vineyards planted on the gentle slopes facing the Mediterranean just a few kilometers inland from the sea. Benefiting from the thermal breezes that refresh these vineyards every afternoon in the summer – which preserves a high level of natural acidity in

Domaine Lafage 'Miraflors' Rose 2015
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90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90"the 2015 cotes du Roussillon Miraflors rose offers up lots of framboise, strawberry and rose petal characteristics in medium bodied , juicy , gorgeously quaffable style. This is prime hot summer day stuff that will hit the spot over the coming 6 months!"

Domaine Lafage Cote d'Est 2014
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88  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 88 "The 2014 Cote Est (50% Grenache Blanc and the rest Chardonnay and Marsanne) is a delicious, well-made white that delivers everything you could ask for from a wine at this price point. Giving up lots of white peach, citrus blossom and hints of lime, it’s medium-bodied, very fresh,

Domaine Lafage Tessellae Carignan 2013
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94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "A custom cuvee and joint venture with importer Eric Solomon, the 2013 Tessellae Vieilles Vignes is 100% Carignan and comes from 70-year-old vines and the schist soils of Maury and Les Aspres. It is an off-the-charts value that offers up thrilling notes of black raspberry,

Domaine Lafage Tessellae 'Old Vines' 2013
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94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "Another incredible wine that's shockingly good for the price, the 2013 Tessellae Old Vines checks in as a blend of 40% Grenache, 40% Syrah and 20% Mourvedre that was aged all in concrete tank. It offers brilliant notes of black cherries, blueberry, licorice, clove and spring

Domaine Lafage Tessellae 'Old Vines' 2011
93  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 93 "The least expensive offering is the 2011 Tessellae Old Vines Cotes du Roussillon, an intriguing blend of 40% Syrah, 40% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Grenache Gris, a rare white grape. It was aged 12 months in concrete tanks prior to being bottled unfiltered. It boasts an

Domaine Lafage Bastide 'Miraflors' Rouge 2013
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93  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 93 "This 2013 Bastide Miraflors Cotes Catalanes is one of the greatest red wine values I have tasted in the last year or so. A custom cuvee put together by Eric Solomon and Jean-Marc Lafage. From a Roussillon vineyard dominated by gallets roules that resembles many Chateauneuf du Pape