AOC Cotes du Rhone Village Laudun

History

Laudun is the normally used name but at newer maps it's called Laudun-l'Ardoise.
Until 2001 the name was "just" Laudun but since 1.2. 2001  the official name has been Laudun-l'Ardoise. Ardoise is the French word for slate.

North of Laudun you find Camp de César, which is the name of a plateau, with remains of a roman settlement (oppidum) which probably was in use for a thousand years until the 6th century.

The original Chateau Laudun was built in 13th century. Through the centuries noble men and seigners have lived there.
Today you can rent a luxurious apartment at the place.

Église Notre Dame la Neuve was built 1345 -1352. The builder was a blind archbishop Guillaume de Laudun.

The appellation names so far

1937: Cotes du Rhone
1953: Cotes du Rhone Laudun
1967: Cotes du Rhone Village Laudun
2013: Request to INAO for Laudun to be recognized as a CRU.

Cotes du Rhone Village Laudun may be made from certain vineyards in 3 communes in Gard, Laudun, Saint Victor-la-Coste and Tresques.
The co-operative in Laudun was estblished in 1925 and is the dominating producer.

The 3 communes

Commune

Inhabitants

Total area in km2

Laudun 5.400 34,2
Saint Victor la Coste 1.550 26,6
Tresques 1755 (2011) 17,9

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All three wine types are included in the appellation

Declared area and yield 2013-2017

Vintage 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Hectares 475 466 529 537 584
Hectolitre 17273 19205 20988 21068 19896
Source: http://www.syndicat-cotesdurhone.com

Appellation Rules

The grapes

The percentages mentioned below are referring to the vineyards of the estate
 - not to the blend of the single wine.


Rouge and Rosé
Grenache must
be at least 50%.
Syrah and Mourvedre
must together be at least 20%.
Other grapes allowed for Cotes du Rhone,
must not exceed 20%.
White varieties might be used for rosé - as "other grapes".

Blanc
Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Roussanne, Bourboulenc and Viognier
must be at least 80%
Other grapes allowed for Cotes du Rhone,
must not exceed 20%.

The level of alcohol must be at least 12,5 % for red wines og 12 % for rosé and white wines.

The yield must not exceed 42 hl./ha.


Chateau Laudun

Remains of a roman settlement (Oppidum) at Camp de César

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Église Notre Dame la Neuve 

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Producers making Cotes du Rhone Village Laudun

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Luc Pélaquié, Domaine Pélaquié, is the président of 
Le Syndicat des Vins de Laudun

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A. Marcelli-Audier
Chateau Juliette


Adrien Borelly
Rouvre Saint Leger


Bernard Duseigneur
Domaine Duseigneur

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Laurent Brotte
Brotte


Christophe Valat
Chateau Saint Maurice


Jean-Frédéric Bistagne
Domaine des Maravelhas

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Links

  Laudun Rhone wines
L'actu des Vins de Laudun

Dossier du Presse Laudun    

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Updated 06-03-2018