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Laudun

Independent community area in the department Gard in the southern French appellation Cotes du Rhone-Villages (see the AOC regulations there). In addition to Laudun, the area also includes the two municipalities of Saint-Victor-la-Coste and Tresques. The name Laudun may appear on the label can also be cited. Winegrowing dates back to Roman times. In the 17th century, Laudun was one of the famous wines that were allowed to use the name "Côte du Rhône Gardois". According to an old legend dating back to the cult of the sun, a golden goat surrounded by a circle of flames appears every year on June 24 in a gorge. The vineyards cover 475 hectares of vineyards on stony, gravelly soils. Red, rosé and white wines are produced. The latter are among the best in the appellation. Well-known producers are Cave des Quatre Chemins, Château St-Maurice, Domaine Pélaquié and Domaine Rémy Estournel.

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