In 1993, Jocelyne & Yves Lafoy set up their own winery in the heart of the Rhône Valley. They are two enthusiasts who perpetuate a three-generation heritage. In 2011, Gaëtan, the son of Jocelyne and Yves, joined the Lafoy estate to work as a family. The vines are worked with the greatest respect for the soil, the terroir and the vineyard. Harvesting is done by hand when the grapes are ripe. Grapes are destemmed to produce wines of the highest quality. Domaine Lafoy's Côte-Rôtie wines are considered among the finest in the Rhône Valley.
Geographical location of Domaine Lafoy
Domaine Lafoy is located in the commune of Ampuis, in the heart of the Côte-Rôtie appellation. The 235-hectare vineyard lies on sloping hillsides. This makes the area ideal for viticulture. In addition, the Mediterranean climate brings heat in summer, and the continental climate brings rain and coolness. The Côte-Rôtie appellation is distinguished by its two distinct terroirs: Côte Brune and Côte Blonde. The low frequency of frosts means that the grapes can be harvested late.
Domaine Lafoy wines
Jocelyne and Yves Lafoy's estate produces red wines in the Côte-Rotie and IGP des Collines Rhodaniennes appellations. Côte-Rôtie wines are mainly made from Syrah grapes. Only Côte-Rôtie Rozier is a blend of Syrah and Viognier. These wines are dark red in color, with aromas of fruit and spice. Yves Lafoy and his son Gaëtan also produce white wine in the Condrieu appellation. This is a white wine with great freshness and notes of fruit and flowers. Condrieu blanc is made from 100% Viognier grapes.