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Laurus

Côtes du Rhône

Appellation d'origine protégée

This 44.000 ha vineyard extends from Vienne to Avignon and covers six departments. Our parcel selection comes from plot in the Vaucluse and the Gard for the complementary nature of their terroirs, resulting in a fine balance between fruity and fresh aromatic notes.

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2015
An Exceptional Vintage
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Ideal weather conditons right up the harvest, sanitary state of the grapes was impeccable and yields were healthy. The 2015 vintage demonstrates remarkable potential and promises to be one of the finest vintages of the past few years.

Harvest began around the 1st of September 2015.

Rewards

14,5/20   Bettane & Desseauve guide

91/100   Wine Advocate - Robert Parker

88/100  Tasted 100% Blind - A Larsson

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Côtes du Rhône
Vintage
2015

Grape Varieties: 

51% Viognier - 29% Roussanne - 16% Grenache - 4% Bourboulenc

Terroir: 

Plots selected in the Vaucluse and in the Gard for the complementary nature of their terroirs: stony alluvial terraces and pebbly clay soils (alt. 100/150 m – facing South/Southwest and East/West), resulting in a fine balance between fruity and fresh aromatic notes.

Winemaking: 

The Roussannes, Bourboulencs and Grenache Blanc were pressed immediately upon arriving at the winery, while the Viogniers underwent a pre-fermentation cold-soak on the skins. Cold-static racking off the rough lees. Beginning of fermentations in tank for the Roussanne and the Viognier prior to transfer to 275-liter Laurus barrels, where they spent 6 months with regular stirring of the lees for the first 3 months. Malo-lactic fermentation was blocked to retain a maximum of fresh acidity.

 

Production:       16 000 bottles

Bottling date:    30 June 2016

Tasting notes: 

Pale yellow with delicate green hints. Open and generous nose of citrus. Full, textured, elegant mouthfeel with a touch of vanilla on the finish. Lively and vivacious. (August 2016)

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Serve at 10-12°C

Blanquette de veau
Saint-Jacques Carpaccio

Optimum maturity: 2016 - 2020
ABV: 13%

Age of vines & yield: 

25 to 40 years old – 35hl/ha

In 1650, a law was passed to protect the authenticity and quality of “Coste du Rhône” wines, named after a district in the Gard. Their notoriety grew and took shape in 1937 with the official creation of the appellation.

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