Domaine LaFage Côté Est 2018
|Region||France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Cotes Catalanes|
Beautiful, the 2018 Cote D'Est checks in as a blend of 50% Grenache Blanc, 30% Chardonnay, and 20% Rolle (aka Vermentino). It has an almost Viognier-like character of white flowers, honeyed peach, and brioche, with a medium-bodied, layered, textured style on the palate. It's also a smoking value.
A screwcapped blend of 35% each Chardonnay and Grenache, plus 30% Rolle (Vermentino), the 2018 Cote d'Est is a fun, lemon- and pineapple-scented quaffer. Light to medium-bodied, with a slightly chalky feel and crisp finish, it should be consumed over the next several months.