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.
A selection of terroirs from the Gard and the Vaucluse:
Gard – rolled stones and clay sub-soil for the Grenaches with no water stress
Vaucluse – limestone and sandstone provide a fresh spicyness to the Syrah and exposed clay soils for the Mourvèdre
Partial destemming and crushing upon arrival at the winery. 3-week maceration with punch-downs and pumping over. 70% of the blend spends 12 months in 275lt oak Laurus barrels (1 and 2-year barrels).
Production: 46 000 bottles
Bottling date: 1st June 2016
Rich red robe with violet hints. Nose of blackcurrant and tobacco. The palate is dense and structured with white pepper, blackcurrant and a touch of dark chocolate. (Tasted May 2016)
Service temperature : 14° to 16°C
Sun-dried tomatoe tart
Alc. By vol. : 14%
Optimum maturity: 2017 – 2023
Average 50 years of age with some 90-year-old Grenache – 32hl/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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