Extending over a surface area of 44 ha, Château Laurou is located in the Fronton AOC of Southwest France. Fronton wines are typical Bistro wines you will find when dining out in the neighboring city of Toulouse.
The soils are made up of sandy earth called white "boublènes", which help the vines to reach their full potential. The estate was established in 1970, but it wasn’t until the current owner Guy Sulmona, who took over the estate in 1997, started producing wines of exceptional quality. Since 2013, vines at Chateau Laurou have been farmed certified organically.
Château Laurou wines are made using the varieties typical of the Fronton appellation: Négrette, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Gamay. Winemaking is simple: the grapes are picked and pressed and are vinified in concrete vats. The results are fresh and delicious wines so typical to the Fronton AOC.
VARIETALS: 55% Negrette, 35% Syrah, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
VINEYARD: Located 30km from Toulouse and 3km from the River Tarn in the hear of the AOC Fronton - about 45 hectares are under vine.
SOIL: Sandy loam soils
FARMING: Practicing organic. The entire vineyard is grassed, and yields are limited for maximum expression of the varietals.
VINIFICATION: Grapes are de-stemmed and crushed before steeping. A long fermentation takes place in temperature controlled concrete vats, with additional micro-oxygenation.