Courac et Canèque
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Château Courac nestles in the hillsides of Tresques in the Gard département. It belongs to Frédéric and Joséphine Arnaud, who acquired the property in 1995.
Frederic Arnaud’s family have been winegrowers for generations – since 1941. When he married his wife Josephine, native of Lorraine and Sicily, Frederic shared with her his love of wine and its mysteries.
In 1995, they bought Château Courac – then had to wait several years before they had a son, whom they named Cyril. He, the say proudly, was their best vintage.
Courac stands on the right bank of the Rhône, in the village of Tresques.
Archaeological remains remind us of the village’s prehistoric past and the presence of the Romans.
Vines on the south-facing slopes grow in sandy soil over a thick clay substrate. They thrive in the cool nights – the result of proximity to forest areas. These vines are some 30 years old; their leaves are thinned, the vines are trellised, and cover-cropping has been introduced.
The wines are vinified in a traditional way: grapes are de-stemmed, and vatting lasts between 10 and 21 days at temperatures of 21-28˚C.
Our Côtes du Rhône is a blend of Syrah, Grenache, Cinsault and old Carignans, and is supple and fruity with fine, delicate tannins.
Our Côtes du Rhône Villages LAUDUN has good ageing potential, with flavours of ripe blackcurrants and raspberries alongside good structure and character.