45% Clairette, 33% Grenache blanc, 22% Bourboulenc
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.
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.
Note de dégustation:
"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
Age des vignes & rendement:
30 years on average