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Laudun produces pleasing red wines, but the quality of its white wines has earned the appellation its pedigree
Laudun’s free-draining sandy clay terroir gives its white wines vibrant freshness and a tang of acidity, both essential to good balance. Clairette, a grape grown more widely here than elsewhere in the Côtes du Rhône (local soils are better-suited to this varietal), also plays a role in their popularity. Clairette can be successfully blended with Grenache, Roussanne and Bourboulenc.
Grown on these lighter soils, the appellation’s supple, elegant reds have the power and roundness of Grenache and the floral aromas of Syrah. With their excellent flavour potential, the wines are ready to be enjoyed young, but will also age beautifully.
Varietals: Grenache and Syrah, teamed with Mourvèdre, Carignan and/or Cinsault, depending on the cuvee.
Appearance: Purple to garnet colour – bright and intense
Aromas: Rich and expressive, with jammy, well-ripened red and black berry fruit lifted by a note of spice and liquorice.
Flavours: Fresh on the attack, good balance and concentration, silky tannins and a long, generous, persistent finish.
Varietals: Blends of 2, 3 or 5 of the following main varietals: Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Roussane, Bourboulenc and Viognier.
Appearance: Pale yellow colour with clear, gleaming straw yellow highlights.
Aromas: Fine, aromatic and complex, with notes of tropical fruit, white peaches, apricots and white flowers.
Flavours: Fresh on the attack with a rich, rounded mouthfeel and a persistent, velvety-smooth finish.