With the blog underway, I can no longer delay talking about one of my favourite subjects: the Garnacha variety which, curiously enough, I "discovered" and fell in love with by studying in France, which is why I started the LaFou project in the Terra Alta region. Is Garnacha native to [...]
On February 8th last, at the Town Hall in Morella, LaFou wines were paired with dishes that were prepared in an exhibition of showcooking by the restaurant Vinatea de Morella. From 25 January to 10 March, the truffle which is considered a culinary "black diamond", will once again shine in [...]
For the fourth consecutive year, the LaFou Winery hosted students taking the “International Diploma in Management of the Vine and Wine “(OIV MSc in Wine Management). This international diploma is aimed exclusively at future executives and management positions within the wine sector. During their trip to Catalonia at the end [...]
LaFou El Sender 2015 has been included in a list of the world’s top 20 wines in the prestigious wine magazine Decanter. Throughout 2018, members of the magazine’s tasting team sampled and assessed a wide range of wines from around the world and classified them in different categories. LaFou El [...]
“Mi Vino” magazine (issue 241, December 2018) features LaFou Els Amelers Màgnum in its last tasting of the year which was dedicated exclusively to the format of magnum bottles. The magazine emphasizes the persistence of the wild nature of the White Grenache variety. Link to article
LaFou Els Amelers 2017 obtained 93 points in the wine guide “Vivir El Vino 365 Vinos al Año 2019". This guide presents a collection of wines chosen by a team of experts after blindly tasting over 1,600 samples. The experts choose 365 wines they believe deserve to be included in [...]
The LaFou Winery has launched its new website: http://www.lafou.net where users can now book wine tours online. In keeping with the philosophy on which the winery and its wines are founded, one of the website’s most important new features is the oenologist’s blog, where topics of interest and reflections on [...]
The Expansion Newspaper included LaFou Els Amelers 2017 in its selection of 12 great wines for Christmas. DO Terra Alta is renowned for producing the best White Grenache thanks to the personality of this variety which is an ideal pairing for dishes enjoyed at this time of year. Read article
LaFou de Batea 2015 was given a rating of 95 points, the highest and best score that a wine from Terra Alta was given in the 2019 Guía de Vinos Gourmets 2019 (Gourmet Wine Guide), which also gave LaFou El Sender 2016 an excellent 91 points, placing LaFou wines on [...]
On November 24th, the LaFou Winery welcomed in the autumn by pairing seasonal cuisine with Lafou wines at an event called Maridatge de Tardor (autumn pairing). This was the second seasonal pairing which is run in tandem with one in spring, which was held last May. It is an exclusive [...]
On November 19, at the Sala Marqués de Comillas in the Maritime Museum of Barcelona, the LaFou Winery took part in a fair called “Experiencia Verema” (Harvest Experience). This event is a must for wine and food lovers, as well as for professionals from the sector; sommeliers, distributors and importers, [...]
The 31st edition of the Wine Festival in Gandesa was held on November 2nd, 3rd and 4th. The highlight of the festival was the “Mostra de Vi” -the Wine Show – which took place on an avenue called Rambla de la Democràcia, where 32 wineries from the Denomination of Origin [...]
With a score of 9.55 points, LaFou Els Amelers 2017 set the mark to be included in a festival to celebrate Catalonia’s top wines according to the wine guide; Guia de Vins de Catalunya 2019. This wine guide gathers and features the latest news on Catalan wine. It aims to [...]
On October 29th and 30th, Spain’s best wines were showcased at the IFEMA pavilion 14 in Madrid; 322 wineries and almost 1,500 wines from 67 wine-producing regions were presented. LaFou presented three of its wines which received the following ratings in the prestigious wine guide Guía Peñín 2019: LaFou El [...]
"Un passeig per la Catalunya vinícola" –a tour of Catalan wine- inspired the tasting session led by sommelier Ferran Centelles on October 19th in a room at "Mercat de Mercats 2018" in Barcelona, on Avenida de la Catedral from October 19th to 21st. LaFou Els Amelers was among the wines [...]
I'm launching a blog and I'd like to start by talking about why the philosophy that lies behind a project such as a winery is so important. However, when discussing wine, shouldn’t we talk about oenology rather than philosophy? Oenology provides tools, technology, knowledge and the means to make the [...]
During the month of September, when autumn weather was already upon us, harvesting began at the LaFou Winery, starting with the White Grenache’s freshest, most acidic and cheekiest variety which it uses to make its wine LaFou Els Amelers. It was followed by the harvest of a more mature White [...]
From the 17th to the 23rd of September, a new edition of “Hotels with D.O.” was held in Barcelona. This week-long event is organised by INCAVI (Catalan Wine and Winegrowers Institute) and the guild of hotels in Barcelona (Gremi d'Hotels de Barcelona). This event was launched seven years ago in [...]
For the seventh year running, the town of Batea included a wine fair to celebrate the town’s annual festival which was held this year from 3 - 5 August. For three days, music and wine came together and created an optimal pairing. On the Saturday afternoon, the main square in [...]
On June 30, the 2018 edition of the “Eclipsi de la Garnatxa Blanca” took place. This event is a prelude to the Gandesa Wine Festival and in keeping with tradition, it presents the programme and poster to promote this upcoming wine festival which is held at the beginning of November [...]
The LaFou Celler won two gold medals for two of its wines at the Gilbert & Gaillard International Wine Competition 2018: Gold Medal for LaFou de Batea 2015 and LaFou El Sender 2016. Gilbert & Gaillard is a French magazine that has over 25 years of experience in the wine [...]
The online wine magazine Cupatges.cat published an article by Ramon Francàs in which he analysed the current situation of winemaking in DO Terra Alta. In the article, Ramon Roqueta, (oenologist and owner of LaFou Winery) states that he sees the DO Terra Alta as one that is "dynamic and growing", [...]
On May 12, the LaFou Winery held a food and wine pairing event to celebrate the season of spring. This event was led by Ramon Roqueta who is an oenologist and the winery’s owner. This gastronomic experience hopes to be the first in a cycle of seasonal events to celebrate [...]
From 18th to 20th March, LaFou participated in the Prowein fair in Düsseldorf (Germany), the world's largest International Wine and Spirits Fair, which hosts over 6,600 exhibitors, representing 295 wine-growing regions and 60 countries. One month later, from April 16 to 19, Barcelona hosted Alimentaria 2018, a reputable fair for [...]
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