The Côtes du Rhône Villages appellation was officially created on the 25th August 1967. The Côtes du Rhône Villages Laurus is grown on complementary terroirs made of alluvial terraces, stony clay and limestone soils. This diversity achieves a fine balance between structure and fruitiness.
Quaternary alluvial terraces of the Rhône and stony clay and limestone soils. Mainly southerly aspect, with vines planted at an altitude of up to 200 m.
Grapes are partially de-stemmed and crushed as soon as they arrived in the cellar. A 20-day maceration with punch-downs and pump-overs. Part of the blend is aged 12 months in 275-litre Laurus oak barrels.
Production: 19,800 bottles
Bottled on: 11 June 2014
A rich garnet red colour. Quite concentrated nose of spicy dark fruit (plum, dark cherry, cardamon) and a warm, imposing mouth-feel confirming the richness of the vintage.
Daube provençale (stew)
Shoulder of lamb with tomato
Optimum maturity: 2014-2019
55 years on average & Grenaches over 90 years of age – 34 hl/ha
During the 17th century, "La Coste du Rhône" was the name of an administrative district in Viguerie d'Uzès (in the Gard), the wines of which were famous. The appellation was created in 1967 and extends to 95 villages.
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