Domaine de Laulan
Domaine de Laulan
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec
Vigneron Indépendant, Côtes de Duras and a lovely red
France, Côtes de Duras, Domaine de Laulan, AOC, 2016

With Bordeaux as your immediate neighbour (Entre Deux Mers) and growing many of the same grapes, there are quite a few comparisons. It is just a little further away from the ocean and ca. 75 km east from the town of Bordeaux. A (small) AOC since 1937, named after the wine commune of Duras and part of the department of Lot-et-Garonne. There are 80+ private vineyards and a few cooperatives.

The Geoffroy family acquired in 1974 the estate on the hills nr. Duras; now run by Régis and Angélique, born on the estate and they took the business over from their parents. Nowadays a modern winery with 35 ha., E.A.R.L. Geoffroy makes a variety of award-winning wines, blended reds, white, sparkling and rosé. Either under their own label or otherwise, such as (French) major supermarket chains.
£ 5.00
Best Served:
16-18 °C
14.0 %
Review Date:
10 . 07 . 2019
France, Côtes de Duras,
Wine specifics
Ready to drink and can keep as well for quite a while. Balanced, fruity, smooth. Serving white meats, roasts, soft cheese. Grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec (Côt).on the neck of the bottle the logo of Vigneron Indépendant. Obtained in France, may not be available in the UK; Côtes de Duras will be limited if at all. Cork.
For their various wines they use stainless steel vats, barrel cellars and air-conditioned bottle storage for aging. Traditions of wine making are well mixed in with modern techniques and facilities. E.A.R.L. means a private limited liability agricultural company (Exploitation Agricole à Responsibilité Limitée), requiring two partners, farming or not. Vigneron Indépendant de France is a viticultural trade association based in Paris that promotes and assists small and independent winemakers in France, founded in 1978. Members can put the logo on the bottles. There are 6000+ members.
Review Date:
10 . 07 . 2019