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.
Plots selected from complementary terroirs to achieve 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 200m.
Grapes were partially de-stemmed and crushed as soon as they arrived in the cellar. A 20-day maceration with punch-downs and pump-overs. 49% of the blend is aged 15 months in 275-litre Laurus oak barrels.
Production: 38,816 bottles
Bottled on: 14 April 2015
Deep dark colour with purple hints. Aromas of black fruit and spices on the nose. Lively and spirited palate with notes of black fruits. The finish is long and full (June 2015).
Lamb chops with “Herbes de Provence”
Roast woodcock and wild mushrooms
Roasted duck breast
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.