August - Wine of the Month
Chateau Lauduc has been in the hands of the Grandeau family for over a century. Originally a farm with dairy cows, fruit trees and Chasselas grapes, it wasn't until the 1970's that the vineyards were converted to Bordeaux varietals.
Located just outside the city of Bordeaux on the Right Bank, Chateau Lauduc is a historic property with wines classified as Bordeaux Superiore, one of 7 appellations d'orgine controlee or AOCs. These wines can be found throughout the Gironde and use the same grapes used in top growths. They may not have the complexity or pedigree of first-growths, but they are delicious and made for immediate consumption.
Known for their tasty rosé, deliciously fleshy red, and that their vineyards are still plowed by horses, it's no wonder Chateau Lauduc has become Bordeaux’s hidden gem!
2016 Château Lauduc Bordeaux Rosé
100% Cabernet Franc. From start to finish, this sustainably produced rosé is extremely soft and elegant. Light pink in color, with aromas of red currants, strawberries, and pomegranate that leap from the glass. This fruity and refreshing Bordeaux will keep you coming back for more! This is a perfect wine to drink sitting outside on a hot day or to pair with light fare.
Regular price $16.99 per bottle, $203.88 per case
Sale Price $12.99 per bottle, $155.88 per case
2014 Château Lauduc Tradition Bordeaux Supérieur
Merlot (65%), Cabernet Sauvignon (30%), Cabernet Franc (5%)
Round and supple, with incredible aromatics of ripe red and dark fruits with hints of toasted spices and cocoa. It boasts a beautiful dark color, an alluring bouquet of soft fruit aromas and equally pleasant palate with a subtle rich structure throughout the finish. This easy drinking, classic Bordeaux, is a perfect companion for a Friday evening informal meal with friends or a good burger! 2014 Gold Medal Concours des Vins d’Aquitaine.
Regular price $19.99 per bottle, $239.88 per case
Sale Price $16.99 per bottle, $203.88 per case
Foodies take note…here are the best, affordable places to tuck in, plus some additional advice on what to do when you’re in town.
Start your day in the best way possible: with a warm baguette, fresh out of the oven. Set off for La Fabrique Pains et Bricoles. The boulangerie’s door is unmarked, but even if you miss the fire-engine red entrance and the probable long lines, you can’t miss the enveloping scent of bread baking. 47 rue du Pas-Saint-Georges, Bordeaux, 33000, France.
To pair with your just purchased baguette, head over to the lilac-painted storefront of Fromagerie Deruelle. This charming cheese shop sits on the north end of Rue du Pas-Saint-Georges, and is a haven for goat cheese. 66 rue du Pas-Saint-Georges Bordeaux, France 33000.
Now that you’ve got your baguette and cheese, it’s time for some relaxing and people watching, a favorite pastime of the Bordelaise! Claim a spot on the lawn near the Garonne River Place de la Bourse. Other prime spots for lounging include the square flanked by the Grand Théâtre and Le Grand Hotel, (Place de la Comédie, 33000 Bordeaux, France) where street performers set up shop, or the bustling Place du Parlement (9 Place du Parlement, 33000 Bordeaux, France).
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