Côtes du Roussillon Villages, Rivesaltes and Maury
By Richard James
This Guide was last updated on 22 April 2010
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Tel: 04 68 29 12 84 Fax: 04 68 29 12 84
Geo-coordinates: Latitude: 42:49:13N (42.82039) Longitude: 2:39:13E (2.65350)
Cathy and Daniel Laffite's 15ha domaine is lost in the wild hilly back-lands between Tautavel and Maury. Have a walk in their vineyards: you’ll wonder how anything grows at all in this ‘soil’ made up of dry schist and stones. Daniel once joked that he wears out two pairs of boots a year! Their best wines include the structured Sarrat del Mas, Côtes du Roussillon Villages, and two seductive Vins de Pays reds made from Grenache and Carignan: Cuvée Jean Pull and Bastoul Laffite. And let's not forget their fine Maury VDNs made in three different styles.
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