2019 Lay & Wheeler Côtes du Rhône Villages Laudun by Château Courac
Dry | Red | Still | 14.5%
Côtes du Rhône is a style of wine beloved for its easy, fruit-forward character, juicy tannins, and savoury, herbal complexity. But not all Côtes du Rhône is created equal, with wines designated Côtes du Rhône-Villages coming from the region’s choicest terroirs. This, made by Joséphine and Frédéric Arnaud who have run this family estate since 1995, comes from the commune of Laudun, and is an utterly delicious example of its style. A large proportion of Syrah in the blend gives this a powerful, spicy character with lots of licorice and pepper. Châteauneuf-du-Pape is just ten miles or so down the road from here, and there’s more than a little of that character about this. Savoury, mineral, and so easy to drink, it’s a wine we’re thrilled to introduce.
Ready: 2022 - 2028