Landun from Côtes du Rhône Villages to new AOC
Nearly 90 years ago, Landun, a small wine-producing village in the Rhone Valley, was recognized as its own appellation. Unfortunately, it receded back under the broad scope of the Cotes du Rhone Villages soon after. While being one of the Cotes du Rhone designated villages is special enough on its own, having your own designated AOC and PDO is even better.
It is likely that Landun will receive its own AOC and PDO by 2023. This has been a long time coming for many of the winemakers and growers in Landun. They have been shooting for their own AOC for the past 20 years. Landun is a fairly small area near Lirac and Tavel. Similarly to its neighbors, it is situated across the Rhone river from Chateauneuf du Pape. While it makes similar blends of red wine as its neighboring appellations in southern Rhone, Landun is particularly known for its white Rhone blends.
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