Cotes du Rhone Village Laudun

1937: Cotes du Rhone
1953: Cotes du Rhone Laudun
1967: Cotes du Rhone Village Laudun
2013: Request to INAO  to be approved as a CRU. 
Expected to be approved maybe in 2022.

Cotes du Rhone Village Laudun may be made from certain vineyards in 3 communes in Gard, Laudun-l'Ardoise, Saint Victor-la-Coste and Tresques.
A new ecpected CRU Laudun will probably cover the same area.


The 3 communes

Commune

Inhab.

 km2

Altitude
Laudun 6.117 34,2 26 - 274
St Victor la Coste 2.036 26,6 68 - 275
Tresques 1.088 17,9 63 - 285

Cahiers des Charges (Rules)

All three wine types are included in the village appellation. It may be expected that at least red and white wines will be included in the comming CRU as the white wines are recognized as very good and (in 2017) counts for 18% of the production.

The allowed grape varieties is the same as for other Cotes du Rhone village appellations
NB it's about plantings in the vineyards - not blending

Rouge and Rosť

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 may be used for rosť - as "other grapes".

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

Declared area and yield 2015-2019

Vintage 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Hectares 529 537 584 513 579
Hectolitre 20988 21068 19896 19415 21633
Source: http://www.syndicat-cotesdurhone.com

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