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"The activity of wine maker-merchant gives me greater freedom of choice and creation to develop wines fashioned by hand". Samuel Delafont

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Maison S.Delafont - Vézénobres

Terroir Languedocien

A militant approach in order to develop the great Languedoc wines.

Les fûts inox Delafont

Stainless steel barrel, an exclusive technology for a better balance of our wines.

LA MAISON
INTRODUCTION

 

We are “Négociant éleveur” specialized in the crus from the Languedoc vineyards. There are fabulous “terroirs” and exceptionnal vineyards in the Languedoc but not sufficiently recognized. Samuel Delafont has created S.Delafont Artisan Négociant with a militant approach and the desire to participate in the development of the great Languedoc wines. We develop high-end traditionally crafted micro-cuvées (special reserve blends) with a profound respect for the terroirs.

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APPROACH

 

Our production is composed of the following “crus”: Pic Saint Loup, La Clape, Minervois and Limoux ; a range of Languedoc red, white and rosé ; as well as the range Libre Cours : Red, White, Rosé, Pinot Noir & Grenache, Viognier & Vermentino, Cinsault & Grenache. Samuel Delafont explores vineyards in search of top quality wines that have just fermented.  He selects the finest batches from renowned estates. He then blends  with a clear idea of ​​the wine he wants to create.

NOTION OF BALANCE

 

Another guiding principle is the notion of balance: Wine balanced between finesse and extraction, generosity and freshness. A balance between the identity of a terroir and the style we want to bring to the wine. This is why we have developed a stainless steel barrel which allow us to bring volume, finesse and freshness. We then carefully watch over the maturation process before bottling the wine in our own cellars.

OUR NEWS
  • JANCIS ROBINSON

    La Clape 2014 – 16.5/20: 65% Syrah, 30% Mourvèdre, 5% Grenache. Aged 12 months, 50% in French oak barriques and 50% in stainless steel barrels.  Intense dark fruit shot through with nutmeg and clove and pepper. So handsome and grizzled that it almost has a five......

  • The Guardian – 12 January 2017

    01/12/17  Article in the American magazine “The Guardian” of January 2017....

  • JANCIS ROBINSON

    Pic Saint Loup 2013 – 17/20: Cinnamon. Cumin. Blackcurrant. Refreshing, lithe, cool – almost minty but much more subtle than that. A tightly woven, fine-stitched, beautifully tailored elegance that glances at savoury-sharp red-berried fruit but is fundamentally so integrated that it becomes almost a pointless......

  • WINE SPECTATOR

    25/11/15  Article in the American magazine “Wine Spectator” of November 2015, Languedoc special edition...

  • Wine Enthusiast – December 2015

    Limoux 2012 obtained 90 pts...

  • WineSpectator – June 2015

    For our first participation, La Clape 2012 obtained 89 pts (web only) and Languedoc red 2013 obtained 88 pts : La Clape 2012 : A savory, supple red, with notes of beef and sandalwood to the dried raspberry, olive and cherry tart flavors. The spicy......

  • Decanter World Wine Awards 2015

    For our first participation in the DWWA, our Pic Saint Loup 2012 obtained the bronze medal and the Languedoc red 2013 was commended....

  • Wine&Spirits – « Great buys for $15 or less” – June 2015

    Rating of 90 points for Languedoc red 2013: This interlaces its soft, purple fruit with violet notes and juniper spice, a quiet acidity sneaking in to make it finish lighter than seems possible given the depth of the fruit. It’s lush, ready for a thick......

  • VINUM Magazine – Languedoc Special Edition

    Edition of March 2015 Our Languedoc red 2012 obtained a 15.5/20 : An elegant wine, resulting from a careful work. Soft and pleasant tannins, with hints of spices. A wine full of generosity, with no predominant alcohol. ...

  • concours wine & barrel

    Wine & Barrel competition

    Our Pic Saint Loup 2012 obtained a Silver medal! This competition selects the best wines develped in oak barrel. http://www.alliances-du-monde.com/fr/...


OUR LAST OFFERS

Languedoc red 2014

 

LANGUEDOC RED 2014 750ml

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LANGUEDOC WHITE 2015 750ml

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LANGUEDOC ROSÉ 2015 750ml

Pic 2013

PIC SAINT LOUP 2013 750ml

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