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Laurus

Côtes du Rhône

Appellation d'origine protégée

From Vienne to Lyon, the vineyard of the Côtes du Rhône spreads on 44.000 ha and 6 departments. Our parcel selection Laurus comes from the Gard & Vaucluse departments, in order to ensure a perfect balance between aromatic richness and freshness.

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2016
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2016 has a been a fabulous vintage in the Southern Rhone Valley, with even more structure than 2015. The weather conditions were ideal until the harvests. The sanitary state of the grapes and the yields have been particularly good. 
Harvest began on the 5th Sept. 2016.
Rewards

89 pts   Wine Spectator

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Côtes du Rhône
Vintage
2016

Grape Varieties: 

40% Grenache - 36% Viognier - 20% Roussanne - 4% Bourboulenc

Terroir: 

Plots selected in the Vaucluse and Gard departments for the complementary nature of their terroirs: stony alluvial terraces and pebbly clay soils (alt. 100/150m facing South/Southwest and East/West). This results in a fine balance bewtween fresh notes and fruity aromas.

Winemaking: 

Roussanne, Bourboulenc and Grenache Blanc are pressed immediatly upon arrival at the winery. Cold pre-fermentation on the skins for Viognier.
Cold-static racking off the rough lees. Beginning of fermentations in tank for the Roussanne and the Viognier prior to transfer in 275l oak Laurus barrels. Regular stirring of the lees during the first 3 months of the ageing, which lasts 6 months. Malolactic fermentation was blocked to retain the fresh acidity.
Production: 14 079 bottles
Bottled on: 25th August 2017

Tasting notes: 

"Juicy and lively, with delicious honeysuckle, lime, yellow apple and white peach flavors bouncing along. Shows a pretty verbena hint on the mineral-edged finish." Wine Spectator - June 15, 2018

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Best served at 10-12°C

Cocktail dinner
Gambas with spice
Chicken tagine with olives & preserved lemon

Alc. by Vol.: 13%

Age of vines & yield: 

25 to 40 ans – 35hl/ha

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

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