Arnoux Cotes du Rhone Rouge “Seigneur de Lauris”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- This cuvee is sourced from vines that sit between Vienne and Avignon, on the banks of the majestic Rhône River are the Côtes du Rhône.
- Mainly derived from the Plan de Dieu terroir, the vines thrive under the sun and the mistral, producing wines with a wealth of colors, fragrances and flavors.
Varietal Composition: 65% Grenache, 35% Syrah
Elaboration: Whole grape bunch pressing. Alcoholic fermentation is temperature controlled tanks. The wine then matures for 6 months in a combination of used large oak casks and used barrique.
Tasting Notes: In mouth, fruity and generous, its long and round finish develops a subtle bouquet, lightly oaked after aging 5 to 8 years. Notes of dark fruit, peppery spices and a touch of vanilla.
Marc and Jean-Francois Arnoux are the newest generation to perpetuate their family’s long history at this traditional domaine that sits next door to the old Vacqueyras church.
The family’s history in Vacqueyras dates back to 1731, and vineyard holdings are now 41 hectares in total, with additional volume supplemented with growing partners who have supplied the family for decades.
Always rich with garrigue, Arnoux’s offerings consistently overdeliver for us, and this is a producer we’ve been working with since our early days.