|Famille Laurent 2018 Saint-Pourcain Rouge AOC||Login||—||In Stock|
The Laurent family can trace their winemaking roots back to the 17th century. Destined to be vignerons, husband Jean-Pierre, wife Corinne, and son Damien (12th generation!) passionately craft wines that show the best of their 35 hectares of vines.
The Saint-Pourçain area is located on the slopes of an old volcanic mountain range in the Auvergne region of central France. The region is on the tributary rivers Allier and Sioule, just north from the town of Vichy, which run further north into the Loire River. Saint-Pourçain is close to the Burgundy/Beaujolais area and includes granite and limestone soils. Training in Beaune inspired Jean-Pierre to bring barrel aging and low yields back to Saint-Pourçain. Producing more serious wine, Famille Laurent gained the attention of neighbors and helped elevate the region, which finally received AOC status in 2009.
Damien Laurent knew he wanted to be join the family domaine from early childhood. After studying in various wine regions (Beaune, Montpellier, Suze la Rousse), he went to New Zealand for a season. Passionate about cellar work, he is particularly active in the winery.
Wine Terroirs: A few wines from eastern Loire