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.
65% Grenache - 30% Syrah - 5% Mourvèdre
A selection of terroirs from the Gard and Vaucluse departments:
- Gard: rolled stones and clay sub-soil for the Grenaches that mature gently with no hydric stress
- Vaucluse: limetone and sandstone that provide a fresh spicyness to the Syrah. South-exposed clay soils for the Grenache
Harvest between 12th September and 20th October 2016. Partial destemming and crushing upon arrival at the winery. 3 weeks of maceration with punch-downs and pumping over.
80% of the wine is aged in 275lt-oak Laurus barrels for 15 months (1 & 2-year barrels).
Bottled on the 27th September 2018
42 164 bottles, 457 magnums and 6 jeroboams produced
"Meffre's 2016 Côtes du Rhône Villages Laurus is an exotic wine both in aroma and taste, marked by its namesake barrels. Vanilla and toasted coconut notes abound, rounded out by lush fruit that seems almost tropical in its opulence." Joe Czerwinski - Wine Advocate - 30th Nov. 2017
Optimum maturity: 2017 – 2023
Service temperature: 14-16°C
Alc. By Vol.: 14.5%
Beef with satay sauce
Crushed potatoes with truffles
50 years (average) with some old Grenaches (90 years) - 42hl/ha
During the 17th Century, the "Coste du Rhone" 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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