DESCRIPTION

CÔTES DU RHÔNE Village Laudun

Thais

Appellation AOP Côtes du Rhône : The history of Laudun stretches back to Roman times, as evidenced by the Camp de César, a major archaeological site lying on a vast fortified plateau. Historians believe that vines were first planted on the Laudun hillsides around this time. The wines of Laudun grew in popularity, particularly in the 17th century. In 1967, Laudun officially became a Côtes du Rhône Villages appellation authorised to feature its village name.

Climate : The climate here is Mediterranean, refreshed by the cleansing Mistral wind. Summers are hot and dry, with sometimes violent storms. Rainfall is low, and snow is rare.

Grape varieties : Clairette, Grenache WHITE, Roussanne and Bourboulenc

Alcohol content : 14%

Soil : The sandy clay terroirs of Laudun are particularly free-draining, giving the wines freshness and acidity, the key to good balance.

Harvest : 100% harvested and sorted by hand. The grapes are hand-harvested to the optimal maturity using small cases to avoid crushing.

Vinification : After pressing, a 24 hours cold stabilization is carried out. Once settled, alcoholic fermentation can begin. The fermentation temperature will be controlled at 16-18°C in order to preserve aromatic freshness.

Ageing : The wine is aged on its fine lees in stainless steel vats before a percent is transferred to acacia barrels for approximately 3 months.

TASTING NOTES

Colour: Pale and luminous yellow.

Nose: Elegant and complex. Notes of citrus, mango, dried apricots and white flowers bring a delicate tropical touch.

Palate: Long and harmonious, this wine is remarkable by its balance of richness and freshness. Soft and fruity (mango, apricot, pineapple) with nuances of citrus fruits and a final hint of hazelnut.

Recommended food pairing : Thais can be served as an aperitif or accompanying shellfish, white fish, soft cheeses or with a seasonal fruit salad. It is best enjoyed in its youth to appreciate its freshness.

Recommended Musical pairing :  Opera « Thais » by Jules Massenet

Serving temperature : Enjoy it cool between 10-12°C.

Ageing potential : Excellent now, this wine can be cellared for 2 to 3 years of age.

Musical appetizer

Our pioneering ‘Musical Appetizer’ created to harmonise music and wine has shown great interest, including being featured on French television.

The ‘musical appetizer’ is a small catalogue that is placed over on the neck of the bottle. On this catalogue, along with photos and information on the winery, there is a QR code that can be scanned by any smart phone. This will link the individual to youtube, to listen to the music of the opera that the wine is named after. The aria is sung by Alexandre Marcelli-Audier himself (owner of Chateau Juliette). Each of Chateau Juliette’s wines have a specific opera name that are paired with their own music. Clients can watch the winery’s video on their phones whilst listening to the music and tasting the wines!!

Wine with music for your enjoyment … anytime, anywhere!