Laurus means “laurel” in latin, a symbol of excellence for the Romans. Here, excellence is all about ‘terroir’: the grapes are grown on plots we select for their ability to express the very best of each Appellation.
Because we are constantly striving for the very best quality, we have surrounded ourselves with the most skilled craftsmen. Our oenologists work with Philippe Cambie, reknowned consultant oenologist in the Rhône Valley.
The maturing process in 275-litre Laurus barrels refines the structure of the wine, producing complex wines with plenty of character and strong cellaring potential.
These are gastronomic wines "par excellence", they complement the nest dishes and are present in all leading establishments in France and abroad.
Laurus labels are unique. They tell the legends that have helped turn Rhône Valley Appellations into exceptional vintages.
The name "Gigondas" comes from the Latin word "jucunditas" which means joy and pleasure. The Romans did indeed come here to enjoy the scenery and particularly pleasant climate. The illustration represents someone holding a horn of abundance, which symbolizes a source of inexhaustible blessings.
Châteauneuf du Pape
The wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape acquired international fame long ago. The village and its château, which stands surrounded by the vineyards with their soils of rolled pebbles, are one of the emblems of the Rhône Valley.
During the 12th century, Provençal poetry was so famous that Italian princes sought to a ract troubadours from this area to their courts. It is is how Raimbaut de Vacqueyras became one of the greatest troubadours of his time.
Muscat de Beaumes de Venise
A jewel of 12th century Romanesque art, the Chapel of Our Lady of Aubune is a monument well worth seeing in Beaumes de Venise. Legend has it that Charlemagne, after having won a battle on this very spot, had a chapel built in thanks to the Virgin Mary.
Pays d’Oc Syrah & Viognier
With aromas of fruit, owers and garrigue, these two Pays d’Oc wines are an invitation to travel through typically southern landscapes. The picture evokes the sweetness of a stroll amid the scents and smells that are typical of southern climes.
Côtes du Rhône
The illustration is taken from a tapestry called " The Grape Harvests", woven in Flanders at the end of the 15th century, the original of which is located in the National Museum of Cluny in Paris. The tapestry depicts all the stages of wine-making: grape picking, pressing, and the drawing o of wine. This picture was chosen in reference to the history of the "Coste du Rhône", a region officially recognized for the quality of its wine as early as the 17th century.
is mosaic represents a statue of Tutela, found in Vienne near Lyon. As this Roman goddess was believed to protect homes and harvests, Tutela carries a bunch of grapes on her shoulder. Côte Rôtie is the oldest vineyard in the Rhône Valley and one of the most prestigious.
Located on the right bank of the river Rhône, 40 km south of Lyon, Condrieu during the 14th century was an important port on the river Rhône and attracted many mariners who ferried wine to Paris. The illustration represents haulers in a boat full of barrels.
During the 17th century, Jesuit monks gave the name of their patron saint to this wine, which had until then been known as "Vin des Mauves". And it was under this very name that the Archbishop of Digne served wine to Jean Valjean in Victor Hugo’s famous novel "Les Misérables".
The story goes that Knight Henri Gaspard of Sterimberg, tired by years of crusades, retired in 1225 with the authorization of Queen Blanche of Castile, to live on a hill on the le bank of the river Rhône. There he built a hermitage and grew grapes on the slope.
During the contemplative solitude of his retreat, the Knight of Sterimberg decided to erect a chapel devoted to Saint Christopher on the hill where he lived in seclusion. To pay tribute to him, in 1920 the town of Tain was renamed Tain l’Hermitage.