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Laurus

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Appellation d'origine protégée

This unique wine gets its character from its specific terroir: round pebbles give the aromatic strength while clayey limestone brings finesse and beautiful elegance.

couleur
2019
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In the Southern Rhône Valley the harvest was spread out between the 2nd of September and the beginning of October. The whites were harvested in the first half of September while the reds were harvested in two stages in order to maximise elegance and intensity. The first half was around mid-September while the second picking took place towards the end of September, after a brief, beneficial rainfall. The balance and concentration of this vintage are remarkable.

 

Rewards
92 pts - Jeb Dunnuck
92 pts - The Wine Advocate
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Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Vintage
2019

Grape Varieties: 

 45% Clairette, 33% Grenache blanc, 22% Bourboulenc

Terroir: 

50% terroirs of Quarzite and Silica in the form of round cobbles carried by the Rhône River on the Southwestern sector of La Crau vineyard for the Grenache, and 50% sandy red clay from the southern sector of Fines Roches for the Clairette and Bourboulenc grapes.

Winemaking: 

Beginning of harvest on September 13th, 2019. All grapes were hand-picked. They were destemmed and pressed quickly to avoid any oxidation of the juices. Following a short decanting to remove the gross lees, the juice was fermented directly in three barrels. Matured for 7 months. No malo-lactic fermentation to retain as much fresh acidity as possible.
Bottled on June 25, 2020.
982 bottles produced.
Vegan Friendly.

Tasting notes: 

"Gabriel Meffre continues to turn out beautiful wines under the Laurus label, and the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Laurus Blanc is no exception. Revealing a light gold color as well as a great nose of dried pineapples, lemon curd, white flowers, and toasted spices, it hits the palate with medium-bodied richness, a beautifully layered, elegant texture, a solid spine of acidity, and a great finish. This is one classy, well-made." Jeb Dunnuck, october 2020

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Served at 10-12°C
Optimum maturity : 2020 - 2025
ABV : 13%
Scallop risotto
Prawns in garlic butter
Veal ribs with morels

Age of vines & yield: 

30 years on average
29hl/ha

By choosing Châteauneuf as their summer residence, the Popes greatly promoted the production of wine and developed the vineyard, making it into one of the jewels of the Rhône Valley.

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