Producer: Familie Laudet
Region: Côte de Gascogne, France
Grape Varieties: 100% Gros Manseng
Viticulture: Organic, Biodynamic Practices
Domaine de Laballe, consists of five and a half organically farmed vines Gros Manseng vines, of which three and a half are being worked biodynamically. It is a one of a kind winery nestled in the heart of the French South West, in between Landes and Gers. The domaine was first bought by Mister Jean Dominique Laudet in 1820. From there, it was passed along generation to generation. The eighth generation is now running the domaine with Cyril and his wife, Julie. By respecting his family heritage and traditions, Cyril is now producing wines with their very own identity. La Teuf, a French slang term for “party” it was formed by pronouncing “fête” backwards, because Gros Manseng = party.
Organic and with biodynamic practices. The vineyard is located on a very particular soil, rare and local, called “Sables Fauves”, renowned in the Armagnac area for freshness and minerality to the wines. Hand harvest. Destemmed, crushed and with a short skin maceration. Fermented in stainless steel and aged on the fine lees for three months. Cold stabilized before bottling.