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Famille Laplace Madiran Rouge l'Origine 2020
$14.93$11.95
Wine Enthusiast 90
(80% Tannat/20% Cabernet Sauvignon) "This soft, juicy wine is full of black fruits. It has a fine, balanced character that is ripe and showcasing the wine's gentle structure and acidity. The wine is almost developed, ready to drink from 2024."


"Madiran is a sanctuary for red wine, and is located in the heart of Gascony, a region better known for producing Armagnac and white wines (St Mont, Pacherenc, Juranon). The Laplace family is recognized ... read more
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Shelf Location — 111c
Size:750mL (wine)
Alcohol by vol:13.5%
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#57794
Location at store:111c
Item Description
Wine Enthusiast 90
(80% Tannat/20% Cabernet Sauvignon) "This soft, juicy wine is full of black fruits. It has a fine, balanced character that is ripe and showcasing the wine's gentle structure and acidity. The wine is almost developed, ready to drink from 2024."


"Madiran is a sanctuary for red wine, and is located in the heart of Gascony, a region better known for producing Armagnac and white wines (St Mont, Pacherenc, Juranon). The Laplace family is recognized as one of the the leading quality producers of Madiran today. They are the owners of Chteau d'Aydie and descendants of Frdric Laplace, the founding father of Madiran. Frdric was the first pioneering winemaker to bottle and sell his Madiran wine under his own name when the appellation was first created in 1948. At the time, there were only 50 hectares of vineyard under production. This area has steadily increased to 1,650 total hectares producing Madiran wines. Tannat is the grape of Madiran, and it is not an easy-going variety by any stretch. It has thick skins, is very late-ripening and very tannic. It is hand-harvested because machine harvesters cannot shake these stubborn grapes off the vine, and typically needs a good amount of time to mellow out. The grape's inherent orneriness inspired another pioneering experiment by the Laplace relations, resulting in a momentous development for the wine world. In 1991, Patrick DuCournau, a cousin of the Laplace brothers, invented micro-oxygenation, the process of introducing a little oxygen at different times during vinification. The Laplace family and Chteau d'Aydie were the first to experiment and benefit from this new technique. This process both revolutionized the way Tannat was vinified in Madiran, and also gained broad usage throughout the world of modern winemaking. In addition to a little micro-oxygenation to calm Tannat's thorny tannins, Laplace also blends it with Cabernet Franc, adding complexity and a silky balance. Andrew Jefford writes about Aydie: "This is one of the most immaculately and professionally run domains in the whole of France." The New France And according to La Revue du Vin de France, "The wines made here offer very beautiful harmony between the sweetness of the fruit and the firmness of the tannins."~Distributor Notes
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