2018 Olivier & Lafont Crozes Hermitage
2018 Olivier & Lafont Crozes Hermitage This 2018 wine is ruby red. Aromas of black currant and dried olive, with a smoky overtone. Spicy dark fruit flavors show good depth and expand nicely on the back half. Finishes pure and fresh with a strong spicy persistence.
Olivier & Lafont
The Maison Olivier & Lafont was founded in 2011 by Gerald Lafont et Baptiste OLIVIER. Gerald and Baptiste express through their wines the combination of tradition and modernity, with deep wine but also greedy and fruity. “We are making pleasure wine for consumers.” The wines are selections made in the prestigious wineries they consult for and where arise original and sometimes surprising blends.
The Olivier and Lafont range. Through this range, we produce precise, elegant and gourmet wines, wines of intense pleasure, which recall the finesse and sweetness of the ripe fruit, with sweet sensations.
The Tradition range, whose wines are confidential cuvées through which Gérald and Baptiste wish to offer fascinating deep, more traditional and richer wines, while retaining their leitmotif of pleasure wine.
Gérald Lafont and Baptiste Oliver are both advisory oenologists who have several known domains in Chateauneuf du Pape as clients. They are also friends, and in 2011 they created together their negociant project, LO RHÔNE.
Gérald Lafont comes from Saint-Laurent-des-Arbres, where his father had a minor domain, Domaine d’Arbousset. It’s now passed down to Gérald Lafont.
After studying biology and geology in some years he conducted an oenological education at the Wine University of Montpellier, completed in 2000. After working for a year for a negociant firm in Languedoc responsible for the production, he joined ICV as an advisory oenologist. Today he works as such without being employed in the ICV. He works as a consultant for a large number of domains in the northern and southern Rhone, Languedoc and Provence. In Chateauneuf du Pape he works among others with Domaine de Cristia, Domaine de la Biscarelle and Domaine Durieu