François Arnaud: François Arnaud Dauvergne is a young négociant based in the southern Rhône Valley. His career led him to work in different wineries before settling his own business in 2004. During these years he became convinced that relations with growers would be key to achieving the style and consistent quality of the wines he always dreamt to produce.
To select the best fruits for his wines, François Arnaud constantly seeks out the best terroirs with the help of his friend Jean-François RANVIER. Placing human relationship with the vinegrowers at the heart of their approach, they select the best plots and oversee the whole winemaking process to create modern blends, offering both generous fruit and freshness.
In 1946 Étienne Guigal created the eponymously named wine house E Guigal. He oversaw a renaissance of the great Grand Cru appellation Côte-Rôtie, which had been almost abandoned. He built his reputation around two extraordinary Côte-Rôtie cuvées: the exquisitely structured La Landonne and the velvety, finessed La Mouline. In 1985 the polished yet boisterous La Turque was introduced, cementing the success of the house.
These three wines make up the holy trinity of the Northern Rhône: La Mouline, La Landonne and La Turque are all single-estate vineyards and have been collectively coined as the La Las.