Wine Portfolio

Domaine Lafond

With roots dating back to the 18th century, this domaine is instrumental for the history of wine in Tavel. In 1780 Pascal Odoyer, governer of Tavel at the time, became one of the first wine growers in his village. Later in 1948 Pascal Lafond’s grandfather, Valéry Taylier, built the first private cellar in Tavel. He would go on to develop growth for the appellation by creating links between Burgundy’s merchants and his village. In 1970 Jean-Pierre Lafond, Pascal’s father, built an estate and named it Roc-Epine in remembrance of the famous race horse. And so was born Domaine Lafond Roc-Epine.

Pascal signed on in 1978, which also began 100% domaine bottling. In 2001 they purchased a plot in Châteauneuf du Pape, and in 2012 obtained their organic certification.

Region Southern Rhône (Vaucluse)
Village Tavel
Winemaker Pascal Lafond
Property 100 Hectares

Vintage Chart

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Tech Sheet
CÔTES DU RHÔNE ROUGE 70% Grenache, 30% Syrah - Rocky with Clay/Limestone Link
CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE ROUGE 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre 60 Stony and Sandy Soils Link
LIRAC BLANC 50% Grenache Blanc, 30% Roussanne, 20% Viognier 45-50 Sandy, rocky, and clay/limestone soils Link
LIRAC ‘LA FERME ROMAINE’ ROUGE 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre - Stony and sandy soils on red pebbly terraces Link
LIRAC ROUGE 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre - Rocky, sandy soils with pebbles and clay-limestone Link
TAVEL ROSÉ 60% Grenache, 10% Cinsault, 5% Syrah, 5% Carignan with Clairette, Picpoul, Bourboulenc and Mourvèdre - Rocky, sandy and clay-limestone Link

Domaine Ernest Burn

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