About Les Frères Laffitte: Christophe and Sébastien are two true Gascoun brothers who can trace their ancestry in their village of Ayzieu back to the 15th century. The name ‘La Fitte’ originates from the word ‘stone’ in the ancient Gascoun language. Amazingly, there has been only one son born to succeed each generation since that time. Until now….The family historically made only vintage Armagnac and it was the brothers’ parents who made the decision to diversify into wine and in a single generation they have grown their property from 18 hectares to 120 hectares of vines.
Vinification: Grapes are harvested at night and placed in a vat where they undergo a cold soaking period of 2 weeks. Alcoholic fermentation then starts at 26 degrees for 10 days. The vat temperature is then brought down to 20 degrees and a post maceration takes place to soften the tannins as well as a malolactic fermentation to reduce the acidity. Only the free run wine is kept, pressed wine is removed.
Description: Bright ruby colour. Subtle aromas of small red fruits, cassis and plum. Refreshing primary flavours of grape and cassis.
Awards: 70 millions de Dégustateurs 2020 Gold medal