Laudun Rouge, Château Courac 2019
"The 2019 Ch. Courac, from the hillside village of Tresques not far from Orange
and famous for its medieval tour de guet, is
a wonderful example of Laudun Côtes du
Rhône Villages. A perfectly-judged Syrahbased
blend, it’s full of intense, concentrated
blackberry fruit, herbs and spice complete
with a meaty core and soft tannins. It’s a very big wine at a very small price."
Jonathan Ray, The Spectator Magazine
The hilltop village of Laudun, is just ten miles away, with a winemaking tradition that dates back to Roman times. Here, free-draining soils promote great acidity and freshness amongst these lovely, bramble fruit-packed wines. Every bit as good as many a Châteauneuf, and certainly where I head whenever I'm looking for a great-value treat.
- Robin James, Head of Customer Experience, FromVineyardsDirect
About the producer
Joséphine and Frédéric Arnaud took over this super property in 1995, and make wines of real warmth, generosity and purity of fruit. Set high in the hills above the village of Tresques (to the north-west of Châteauneuf-du-Pape) the Arnauds have 90 hectares of syrah and grenache vines from which they make their enduringly popular Laudun. Laudun itself is where the Romans first camped when they landed in the south of France - and they knew a thing or two about making wine!