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Ambre

Domaine Lafage

Ambre Bottle
Appellation
Rivesaltes Ambré
Variety
Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris
Age of Vines
40
Farming
Practicing organic
Soil
Schist
Altitude
150 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, selection of berries with 17.5% potential alcohol, fermentation halted by neutral grape spirits
Aging
5 months in neutral French oak barrels

Overview

Lafage VdN

An homage to the traditional vin doux style of wines from the Roussillon, Jean-Marc makes his Ambre from a hand selection of the ripest berries of Grenache Blanc and Grenache Gris with at least 17.5% potential alcohol. After fermentation is halted with the addition of neutral grape spirits, the wine is aged in French oak barrels in a solera-like system stored in a cool cellar. Each year a selection from these barrels of varying age is blended and bottled.

Ratings & Reviews

91

NV Ambre

Source: WA

Roussillon, France
  • Location
    Roussillon, France
  • Appellation
    Rivesaltes Ambré
  • Proprietor
    Jean-Marc & Eliane Lafage
  • Winemaker
    Jean-Marc & Eliane Lafage
  • Size / Elevation
    160 hectares / 25-400 meters
  • Portfolio
    Eric Solomon Selections

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