AOC Cotes du Rhone Village Laudun


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



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

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".

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


Église Notre Dame la Neuve 


Producers making Cotes du Rhone Village Laudun


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


A. Marcelli-Audier
Chateau Juliette

Adrien Borelly
Rouvre Saint Leger

Bernard Duseigneur
Domaine Duseigneur

Laurent Brotte

Christophe Valat
Chateau Saint Maurice

Jean-Frédéric Bistagne
Domaine des Maravelhas



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Updated 06-03-2018