Fine wines produced by exceptional estates, many of them family-owned.
Rhône :: France
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.
Grenache 50%, Syrah 40%, Mourvèdre 10%
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.
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.
Deep ruby red
Complex nose of plums and black cherries with a hint of cocoa and cloves.
Ripe raspberries, lavender with a hint of white pepper on the silky smooth lingering finish.
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.