100% Syrah from two south-facing parcels of 3-15 year old vines in granitic soil, namely Bardoux and Montjoux, totalling 1 hectare. Grapes are fully destemmed and fermentation lasts 12-14 days. The wine then undergoes 6 months ageing in oak barriques.
This wine is easy to drink thanks to these fine tannins and a great complexity of fresh fruity aromas.
About the producer
Three generations of the family have worked this vineyard in Ampuis at the heart of the Côte-Rôtie since the estate was founded in 1993 by Jocelyne and Yves Lafoy, who cobbled together vines from their respective in-laws to follow in Jocelyne’s father’s footsteps on the Côte Brune in Côte-Rôtie. Since 2012, the winemaking has been the chief responsibility of their son Gaëtan who was formally trained at a viticulture and oenology school in Mâcon, France and spent a few months at the Plumpton Agricultural College in Sussex in the United Kingdom. Following this, he trained with an internship under Jean-Michel Gérin in Côte-Rôtie. The vineyards are worked by hand (often on steep terraces) with little mechanisation, and the winemaking style is traditional producing ageworthy, structured and elegant wines.