Wine Chateau Lafon-Rochet, St-Estephe AOC 4-me Grand Cru Classe, 2008
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Reviews of purchase Chateau Lafon-Rochet, St-Estephe AOC 4-me Grand Cru Classe, 2008
Wine beautiful purple color with a hint of dark plum.
The wine has a wonderfully structured and balanced taste with strong tannins and a nice long finish with notes of precious tobacco.
Rich aroma of wine filled with notes of black and red fruits.
The wine goes well with grilled and braised meats, game and mature cheeses.
Agriculture Lyafon Chateau Rocher produces two wines, the main one being "Lyafon Chateau Rocher" which is made from grapes from the oldest vines vineyard. This wine is fully displays the characteristics of the terroir, being rich and concentrated, with aromas of black fruit in most vintages. Unique softness and expressiveness inherent in wines of the region of Saint-Estephe, achieved thanks to the inclusion in the blend fair share of Merlot grapes, which also makes the taste of wine and rounded warming.
The grapes for the production of great wines "Chateau Lyafon Rocher" hand picked from vines older than 30 years. First berries are cold maceration for 1-3 days and then begins fermentation, which lasts about 10 days, and stainless steel vats. The temperature does not exceed 30 ° C. For clarification of wine using egg white. Soak for 15-20 months held in oak barrels, 50-60% of which are updated annually. Before serving, it is recommended to saturate the wine with oxygen, so that it fully express their taste and aromatic qualities. Wine storage capacity - 16-20 years.
Lyafon Chateau Rocher has a long history, the first mention of the castle date back to 1650, the name Lyafon was added in the same year after marrying Antoinette de Gilmot and Etienne Lyafona. In 1720, their heir Pierre Lyafon already known as a good winemaker. Through the efforts of the owners, the Château develop and expand, and that in 1855 he was awarded the Grand Cru Class 4. The estate belonged to the family Lyafon-Roche until 1960, when it was bought by Guy Tesseron that over the next 10 years to modernize production and improve the quality of vineyards, what has made significant strides in the characteristics of wines. Today winery Lyafon-Roche continues to produce high-quality wines, carefully tending the vineyards and continuing the tradition of their ancestors. The name "Roche" comes from the French "roches", which means "rock", their particles strewn whole earth Lyafon-Roche.