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Arqueta

Domaine Lafage

Arqueta Bottle
Appellation
Collioure
Variety
Grenache Noir, Grenache Gris, Syrah, Carignan
Age of Vines
50
Farming
Practicing organic
Soil
Brown schist
Altitude
300 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, strict selection, destemmed, co-fermentation in tank, 4 week maceration
Aging
6 months in 600L French oak demi-muids (15% new)

Overview

Arqueta comes from vineyards situated close to the Col de Banyuls, the crossing between French and Spanish Catalunya. At an average elevation close to 300m and in the shadow of the wooded slopes of the Pyrenees, these parcels, all planted on weathered brown schist soils, ripen late but retain fresh acidity. These vineyards are about 50 years old and are planted mainly with Grenache Noir, a little Grenache Gris, Syrah, and Carignan. Arqueta is a co-fermentation of these varieties with aging in French oak barrels.

Ratings & Reviews

94

2017 Arqueta

Source: JD

91-93

2017 Arqueta

Source: WA

Roussillon, France
  • Location
    Roussillon, France
  • Appellation
    Collioure
  • 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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