Producer Focus - Chateau Laulan

Producer Focus - Chateau Laulan

Introducing Chateau Laulan Francs Cotes de Bordeaux: A New Gem in Jersey

Exciting news for wine lovers in Jersey! Love Wine is thrilled to announce the arrival of Chateau Laulan Francs Cotes de Bordeaux, a true gem from one of Bordeaux’s most charming appellations. Recently acquired and revitalized by Quentin Vidal and his wife Joann, this wine is set to captivate your senses with its exquisite blend and unique character.

A New Chapter for Chateau Laulan

Chateau Laulan’s story began in 1982, but it has recently entered an exciting new chapter under the stewardship of Quentin Vidal and Joann. Nestled in the Francs Cotes de Bordeaux appellation, about 15km from Saint-Emilion, the estate spans 11.4 hectares of vines. The region, steeped in history dating back to the 5th century, provides the perfect backdrop for crafting exceptional wines.

Discover the Terroir

The vineyards of Chateau Laulan are situated on clay-limestone and marly hillsides, some of the highest in the Gironde. This unique terroir, combined with carefully selecting grape varieties—Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Malbec—results in remarkable depth and complexity.

Crafting the Wine

Chateau Laulan Francs Cotes de Bordeaux undergoes an 18-month maturation period in raw concrete tanks. This process allows micro-oxygenation to soften the tannins, producing a well-integrated, lasting structure. The estate also utilizes TEDEM oak barrels and TAVA amphorae for fermenting smaller plots, allowing them to experiment further and enhance the wine’s profile.

The Blend and Tasting Notes

The Chateau Laulan Francs Cotes de Bordeaux blend is a harmonious mix of 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Malbec, and 10% Cabernet Franc. This combination delivers a wine packed with soft red berry fruits, delicate violets, and a touch of tobacco leaf. 

Perfect Pairings

Chateau Laulan Francs Cotes de Bordeaux is versatile and pairs beautifully with various dishes. Here are some of our favourite pairings:

  • Grilled Meats: The rich flavours of this wine complement the char and savoriness of grilled steaks or lamb chops.
  • Hearty Stews: Enjoy it with a slow-cooked beef stew or a classic cassoulet for a comforting, satisfying meal.
  • Aged Cheeses: The wine’s complex profile makes it a delightful match for a selection of mature cheeses.

Now Available at Love Wine

We’re excited to bring Chateau Laulan Francs Cotes de Bordeaux to Jersey, which is exclusively available at Love Wine. This wine is more than just a drink; it’s an experience, a story in a bottle, and a testament to the skill and passion of Quentin Vidal and Joann. We invite you to stop by and discover this remarkable wine for yourself.

Raise your glass and join us in celebrating this fantastic new arrival. Here’s to discovering new favourites and savouring every sip with Chateau Laulan Francs Cotes de Bordeaux. Cheers!

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