Vignerons Laudun Chusclan, Laudun Côtes du Rhône Villages Blanc (Rhône Valley, France) “Éléments Luna” 2022

($15):  Laudun is an unusual Côte du Rhône Village because it produces a hefty amount of appealing white wines, like this one from the local co-operative.  A versatile wine, this lively mid-weight beauty delivers a hint of white peaches without any heaviness so it would work well as a stand-alone aperitif.  It has sufficient racy edginess to hold up against sushi, or even chicken in a cream sauce.  A delightful touch of alluring bitterness in the finish reminds you it is not overly fruity, which makes it perfect on the dinner table.
91 Michael Apstein May 30, 2023