AOC Cotes du Rhone Village Laudun
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.
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
||26 - 274
Victor la Coste
||68 - 275
||63 - 285
All three wine types are included in the
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.
In 2013 the producers the first steps asking INAO to be approved as a
CRU announcing that at Facebook.
5 years later the work seames to
succesfull. The syndicate has defined their proposals and geological
experts from INAO are in the process of studiyng the terroir. Maybe
the final decisions will be made in a foreseable future.
Declared area and yield
Appellation Rules so far
The allowed grape varieties is the same as
for other Cotes du Rhone village appellations
Rouge and RosÚ
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 rosÚ - as "other grapes".
Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Roussanne, Bourboulenc and Viognier must
be at least 80% Other grapes allowed for Cotes du Rhone, may
not exceed 20%