Gabriel Meffre

Gabriel Meffre Laurus Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2022

R275

Fantastic value white Rhone blend, delivering richness yet elegance, a great introduction to the beauty of the region’s white wines.

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Description

Description

 

Additional information

Additional information

Producer

Gabriel Meffre

Product Type

White Wine

Vintage

2022

Wine Group

Value, Boutique

Wine Occasion

Everyday, Casual Entertainment

Wine Region

Rhone Valley

Critics Top Rating

90 points

Grape Variety

Other Varietals, Rhone Blend

Curated Selection

Summer Wines, Women in Wine

Story

Story

Based in Gigondas since 1936, The Gabriel Meffre House is known for a sustainably and socially responsible approach.

Their style of wine is round, generous and approachable from the young while delivered age worthy characters. It is embodied by their vision ‘Semper Voluptas‘, engraved on the bottles = always a pleasure.

Laurus means ‘Laurel’ in Latin, a Roman symbol of excellence. Here excellence is all about “terroir”: the grapes are grown on plots we select for their ability to express the very best of each Appellation. The term “terroir” encompasses a soil, a climate and people . Here it is expressed through sustainable partnerships with wine-growers who share our vision. The maturing process in 275-litre Laurus barrels refines the structure, producing complex wines with plenty of character and good cellaring potential.

 

Specifications

Specifications

The selected parcels originate from two distinct terroirs. One located in the East Gard area, on the right bank of the Rhône river, where the alluvial terraces, hard limestone, large river stones and sand provide finesse, acidity and elegance. The other in the Vaucluse, on the left bank, where the rich clay and limestone pebbles provide an overall opulence.

BLEND: 30% Grenache, 25% Roussanne, 18% Viognier, 17% Marsanne and 10% Clairette/Bourboulenc

AGE OF VINES AND YIELD: 25 to 40 years – 35hl/ha

WINEMAKING: The harvest started early, between August 20th and Septembre 3rd. The Viognier grapes first underwent a pre-fermentation cold soak on the skins while the remaining varieties were all pressed immediately upon arrival at the winery. The Roussanne, Viognier and part of the Marsanne started their fermentation in stainless steel tanks before being transferred to barrels to finish fermenting. 45% of the cuvée was then aged in 275 liter oak Laurus barrels for 8 months with regular stirring of the lees for the first 3 months. To retain fresh acidity, the cuvée did not undergo malolactic fermentation.
Bottled on : 23rd July 2020.
40 000 bottles produced.
Vegan Friendly.

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

“Impressive white peach, nectarine, and floral notes all emerge from the 2019 Côtes Du Rhône Laurus Blanc. This medium-bodied, vibrant, beautifully balanced white has classic Southern Rhône richness as well as a notable sense of freshness and purity.” Jeb Dunnuck, Oct 2020

Best served at 10-12°C

Enjoyment: between 2020 and 2025

Food Pairings: Apéritif, Vitello Tonnato, Grilled scallops, Thyme infused goat cheese

Critics ratings

Critics ratings

Jeb Dunnuck – 90 points

“Impressive white peach, nectarine, and floral notes all emerge from the 2019 Côtes Du Rhône Laurus Blanc. This medium-bodied, vibrant, beautifully balanced white has classic Southern Rhône richness as well as a notable sense of freshness and purity.” Jeb Dunnuck, Oct 2020

 

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