Château Laulan, Francs Côtes de Bordeaux 2019
Francs, Côtes de Bordeaux is one of the smallest AOCs in the region and a great place to look for quality and value, with its close proximity to the illustrious Saint-Émilion. The team at Laulan have been converting their 11.4 hectares of vines to organic viticulture - with certification to be completed soon - using regenerative farming practices. They use no animal products in the making of the wines, so they are vegan friendly.50% Merlot, with Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc, and a touch of Malbec in support, the 2019 Laulan has a beautiful deep, dense colour with garnet tints, and aromas of fresh red fruits with notes of violet. The wonderfully ripe Cabernets provide velvety tannins while retaining the fleshy roundness of Merlot and Malbec.