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Laurus

Côtes du Rhône

Appellation d'origine protégée

From Vienne to Lyon, the vineyard of the Côtes du Rhône spreads on 44.000 ha and 6 departments. Our parcel selection Laurus comes from the Gard & Vaucluse departments, in order to ensure a perfect balance between aromatic richness and freshness.

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2018
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The 2018 vintage was atypical in many ways. This vintage required a constant presence, from the vineyards to the cellar. After a mild Winter, a wet and rainy Spring gave way to a beautiful Summer, favoring a steady ripening of the grapes.
September ushered in an Indian Summer that proved to be more than ideal for the harvest, with cool nights and warm & sunny days. The harvest lasted for a total of 8 weeks, under ideal climatic conditions.
The result is an elegant vintage with a particularly aromatic profile and a superbe balance.
Rewards

BRONZE   Decanter

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Côtes du Rhône
Vintage
2018

Grape Varieties: 

32% Viognier - 22% Grenache - 23% Roussanne - 17% Marsanne - 6% Clairette

Terroir: 

The selected parcels originate from two distinct terroirs. One located in the East Gard area, on the right bank of the Rhône river, where the alluvial terraces, hard limestone, large river stones and sand provide finesse, acidity and elegance.  The other in the Vaucluse, on the left bank, where the rich clay and limestone pebbles provide an overall opulence.

Winemaking: 

The harvest started early, between August 22nd and Septembre 5th. The Viognier grapes first underwent a pre-fermentation cold soak on the skins while the remaining varieties were all pressed immediately upon arrival at the winery. The Roussanne, Viognier and part of the Marsanne started their fermentation in stainless steel tanks before being transferred to barrels to finish fermenting. 50% of the cuvée was then aged in 275 liter oak Laurus barrels for 8 months with regular stirring of the lees for the first 3 months. To retain fresh acidity, the cuvée did not undergo malolactic fermentation.
Bottling date: 10th July 2019.
Production: 33 300 bottles.
Vegan Friendly.

Tasting notes: 

This white Côtes du Rhône offers an exotic nose with notes of white fruit (pear) and canary melon. Round and smooth palate with fresh pineapple notes. This full-flavoured wine has a long and fresh finish.

Service & food pairing suggestions: 

Best served at 10-12°C
Enjoyment: between 2019 and 2024
Alc. by Vol.: 13%
Sea bass fillet in foil
Carpaccio of scallops marinated with lime
Frog legs with cream

 

Age of vines & yield: 

25 to 40 years

In 1650, a law passed to protect the authenticity and quality of "Coste du Rhone" wines, named after a district in the Gard department. Their notoriety grew and took shape in 1937 with the official creation of the appellation

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