Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2013 - Laurus


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A fruity white, typical from the Rhône valley and the flowery Viognier grape, which offers aromas of peach and apricot as well as white flowers. Shiny golden colour, elegant nose and tasty palate with a fair finish: all ingredients needed for a good experience. Will be paired perfectly with fish dishes or goat cheese.
 
Wine CharacteristicsTasting and cellaring
ProducerMaison Gabriel MeffreEyeShiny, light golden colour
Vintage2013Nose Aromatic nose of apricot and white flowers
AppellationCôtes du RhôneMouthRound and fresh on the palate with notes of quince jelly
AreaRhône Valley Fresh and long-lasting finish
ColourWhiteDrink fromNow
GrapesViognier, Roussanne, GrenacheDrink before2016
 Marsanne, BourboulencOpen Open and drink
TypeDryDrinking temperature10-12°C
    
Food pairing
Very easy drinking white, enjoy it with white fish, goat cheese dishes or veggie pie.
 
A word about the domain
Laurus is the high-end brand of the winemaker Gabriel Meffre, a “Negoce” house created in 1936. From a small family business at the beginning, it has become a well-established house, producing great and very consistent wines either from its own domains or its “negoce” activity. For Laurus, the house is selecting only the best grapes from their partners and is taking a very important part in the management of the vineyards to ensure the highest quality. Winemaking is then made according to the house “savoir-faire” and many critics have been praising their wines as great example of the Rhône Valleys appellations.
 
What experts say
About the domain
Bettane & Desseauve: 2* (Good production)

About the wine
Wine Spectator: 90 (on 2012 vintage)
"Juicy, with Cavaillon melon, green almond and pear notes coursing along, staying defined through the lively finish."
 
And finally for the wine geeks…
SoilStony alluvial terraces and pebbly clay soils
Age of vines35 years old
Yield35 hl/ha
Maturing8 months in oak barrels
Production16,000 btls
BottledMay 2014
Alcohol13.5%

 

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Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2013 - Laurus

Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2013 - Laurus

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