The wine has a deep cherry color and offers a wide range of aromatic sensations. Shades of raw hazelnut, red fruit and balsamic notes that evoke notes of undergrowth, which then transform into notes of plum and black olive. The palate is fresh, giving the fruit a good acidity which balances well with the sweetness of Grenache and gives the wine a long finish.
This is LaFou's most personal wine. It is produced at microscale in a separate process with hand-picked grapes from vineyards that are 50 to 70 years old, and where the red variety Garnacha, Garnacha Peluda are grown together in smaller proportions of the Samsó variety. The wine is aged for 12 months in 300-liter Central European oak barrels and in vats.
The story of the Roquet family is the story of a family of winemakers. The beginnings of the winemaking activity date back to the 12th century, namely 1199. The heritage of the winery is closely related to the local history of the Bages region, which is located in the province of Barcelona. Vineyards have been cultivated in Bages since Roman times. According to the oldest preserved documents, in 1199 the wine was already produced on the Masia Roqueta farm, which is located in the town of Santa Maria d'Horta d 'Avinyó. Today, the same farm still has traces of more than eight centuries devoted to wine production, such as presses, stone vats and barrels.
At the end of the 19th century, Ramon Roqueta Torrentó gave the family business a new business dimension. He did so in 1898 when he moved to Manresa, the capital of the Bages region, and founded Ramon Roquet (DO Catalunya), the first of the family's vineyards. Others were founded in 1983 by Abadal Winery (DO Pla de Bages) and in 2007 by Lafou Winery (DO Terra Alta). Today, Roquet Origen is headquartered in Santa Maria d 'Horta d' Avinyó, on the site of a former farmhouse.