About the Wine
The Lavau Cotes du Rhone Villages is a lively and spicy wine with grapes sourced from some of the best terroirs in the Southern Rhone.
It has a deep colour due to the long maceration, with aromas and flavours of blackberry and blackcurrant, mixed with some spicy tones such as pepper and vanilla. The flavours are very ripe, with the Mistral winds and cool nights ensuring that the acidity levels did not drop away.
About Maison Lavau
The Lavau story stretches back to the 19th century in the Bordeaux region of Saint-Emilion. After becoming the biggest wine producer in Tunisia, the operations moved to the Rhone Valley in the 1960s, after purchasing a small cellar in the department of Vaucluse, the capital of which is Avignon. Jean-Guy and Anne-Marie Lavau were then joined in the business by their sons Frederic and Benoit, who took over in 2000.
Maison Lavau produces a range of entry-level and premium wines, with a focus on subregions such as Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Cotes du Rhone, Vacqueyras, and Pays d'Oc, made from the usual array of Southern Rhone grapes such as Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah, Cinsault, and Clairette.