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Côté Est

Domaine Lafage

Côté Est Bottle
Appellation
Côtes Catalanes
Variety
Grenache Blanc, Chardonnay, Roussanne
Age of Vines
20-80
Farming
Practicing organic
Soil
Alluvial gravel
Altitude
15-25 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, fermentation in stainless steel tanks
Aging
3 months in tank on lees, bottled unfined and unfiltered

Overview

Côté Est, as the name suggests, comes from vineyards planted on the gentle slopes facing the Mediterranean just a few kilometers inland from the sea. Benefiting from the thermal breezes that refresh these vineyards every afternoon in the summer – which preserves a high level of natural acidity in the grapes – this is a lively blend of old vine Grenache Blanc (50%) with Chardonnay (30%) and Roussanne (20%). Floral and aromatic, it is an excellent example of the open and friendly whites you can find all along the Catalan coast from Perpignan to the Penedès.

Ratings & Reviews

91

2018 Côté Est

Source: JD

90

2017 Côté Est

Source: JD

90

2015 Côté Est

Source: WA

90

2012 Côté Est

Source: WA

Roussillon, France
  • Location
    Roussillon, France
  • Appellation
    Côtes Catalanes
  • 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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