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Domaine Comte de Lauze Vineyards, Wines, Winemaking
Domaine Comte de Lauze is a relatively new property in the Southern Rhone Valley as the estate was founded in 1976. Domaine Comte de Lauze owns 10 hectares of vines in the Chateauneuf du Pape appellation. 9 hectares are used for growing grapes used in the production of red wine and one hectare on their cooler terroir is reserved for the production of white Chateauneuf du Pape wine. The terroir is clay with limestone with small stones and rocks in the soil.
Domaine Comte de Lauze produces two red Chateauneuf du Pape wines and one white Chateauneuf du Pape wine.
Domaine Comte de Lauze Chateauneuf du Pape is made from a blend of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah and 10% Cinsault. The grapes come from vines that are on average close to 45 years of age. The wine is aged for 12 months in foudres. The production is close to 1,250 cases per vintage.
Domaine Comte de Lauze Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve de Comtesse is produced from a blend of 80% Grenache and 42% Syrah. The Grenache comes from the estates oldest vines that are on average 60 years of age. The terroir is nothing but rocks and stones in the Cabrieres vineyard. Vinification takes place in traditional cement vats. For the aging of the wine, the Grenache aged for 12 months in foudres for 12 months. The Syrah is aged in used, French oak barrels. The production is about 500 cases per year.
Serving and Decanting Domaine Comte de Lauze with Wine, Food Pairing Tips
Domaine Comte de Lauze is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Young vintages can be popped and poured, or decanted for an hour so. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Domaine Comte de Lauze is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed dishes, sausage and cassoulet. Domaine Comte de Lauze is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms pasta, eggplant and tomatoes.
The white wine of Domaine Comte de Lauze is best served with a myriad of different seafood dishes, shellfish, crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork and veal, as well as Asian cuisine.
Domaine Comte de Lauze also produces red, white and rose’ wine in the Cotes du Rhone appellation from 15 hectares of vines.
Comte de Lauze Wine Tasting Notes
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2013 Domaine Comte de Lauze ( Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
Medium bodied, easy drinking, forward style of Southern Rhone with peppery, kirsch notes.
Sep 7, 2015points - Tasted 930 Views
2012 Domaine Comte de Lauze ( Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
Medium bodied, with good sweetness in its spicy fruits, drink this forward, round, fresh wine young. The wine was produced from a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah.
Sep 10, 2014points - Tasted 1440 Views
2011 Domaine Comte de Lauze ( Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
Medium bodied, spicy, fresh and serving up a tasty blast of sweet, peppery, black raspberry notes in the finish.
Aug 19, 2014points - Tasted 1125 Views
2010 Domaine Comte de Lauze Réserve de la Comtesse ( Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
Light, bright, and offering simple, red berries, garrigue, and a tart finish.
May 31, 2013points - Tasted 3250 Views
2010 Domaine Comte de Lauze ( Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
Spicy, herb and red berries with a drying cherry finish.
May 29, 2013points - Tasted 1700 Views
2009 Domaine Comte de Lauze ( Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
Light in color, this medium bodied wine offers a charming, delicate smokey, cherry, herb and thyme character with a soft, easy drinking, red cherry finish.
Apr 30, 2015points - Tasted 1217 Views