Lafage Cote Est Catalan is a delightful white wine gem from the Roussillon wine region of southwestern France. The wine's official appellation is Vin de Pays des Cotes Catalanes. Deep in this Catalan region of southwestern France, Domaine Lafage blends juicy, aromatic wines that deliver the rare combination of distinctiveness and affordability. Although only in his thirties, Jean-Marc Lafage already has almost 15 years of world-class winemaking to his credit. The Lafage Estate covers 200 hectares near Perpignan, with spectacular views of the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees separating France and Spain. Jeb Dunnuk for Robert Parker's Wine Advocate rated this wine 88 points, calling it "a terrific value!"
Lafage Cote Est Catalan is an unoaked blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Chardonnay and 20% Roussanne. Super crisp and tank-fermented on its lees, this racy white is bursting with a stunning perfume of dried apricots, honeyed citrus and white flowers. The lovely aromatics are followed by a crisp, elegant, slightly more textured, medium-bodied white with wonderful purity, freshness and length. It is long and flavorful on the finish.
Enjoy Lafage Cote Est over the next 2-3 years with roast chicken, grilled snapper, steamers, Cobb salad and goat cheese.