Keep in touch

Subscribe to our newsletter

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Interests

Sharing
Quality

Connexion Oenophilia represents fine wines produced by exceptional estates, many of them family-owned.  All are committed to producing wines of superb quality.

 

Lavau

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Rhône :: France

https://www.lavau.fr/en/

Estate::

The Lavau family has been involved in winemaking for several generations and settled in the Rhone Valley in 1964. Today, brothers Frederic and Benoit Lavau are rapidly building a reputation for excellent, value-oriented and critically acclaimed wines which embody their savoir-faire and respect of terroir.

Grape varieties::

Grenache 50%, Syrah 40%, Mourvèdre 10%

Vinification::

The grapes are entirely de-stemmed and placed in temperature- controlled vats to macerate for 30 days with two rack-and-return operations at the start of fermentation, followed by two pumping-over operations per day.

ageing::

50% of the wine is aged in vat, and 50% in 450L barrels previously used for 1 or 2 vintages, for a period of 12 months, before being blended with the vat-aged wine.

appearance::

Deep ruby red

nose::

Complex nose of plums and black cherries with a hint of cocoa and cloves.

taste::

Ripe raspberries, lavender with a hint of white pepper on the silky smooth lingering finish.

Food pairing::

Serve at 17-18°C to allow the wine to express its full complexity. Decant one hour before serving.
Pairs perfectly with guinea fowl or pheasant.

Closure::

Natural cork

% alc./vol. ::

14.5