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LVT 2019 r 2018 wh  A domaine whose wines, from 11 plots, hold great refinement and a clear fruit - I have always considered their style to be Burgundian. It is a Côte-Rôtie with 5% Viognier, by the way. The wines regained some depth and complexity with the 2007 vintage – a very welcome event after a quiet stretch. Patrick has said he is allowing the malos to take their time (ie not heating the cellar) and there is greater body now, also helped by a slightly longer vinification time at a restrained maximum temperature. He abandoned the immerged cap process after 2009 - it had been done for four generations, and now favours pumping overs with some light cap punching. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, these wines were not made to live for a very long time - Patrick being keen to drink them inside 10 years. This has been changing recently, and the wines have more solid structure than in that period, and benefit from patience once more. Patrick receives advice from Jean-Baptiste Souillard, ex Colombo oenology cabinet, whose small merchant business favours a stripped back, taut style.

In 2015, a new wine was introduced, a "top of the range" production called Oléa (a jasmin flower). It receives more new oak and a longer raising [10 months' more] than the classic, which is now called La Giroflarie (an old name for the Côte Baudin). Top years here can live towards 25+ years or so. There is always a cracking vin de pays Syrah, La Chevalière, from 1.5 hectares of both plain and high vineyards. It is now issued every year (the 2014 and 2016 both w.o.w. wines), and, from 2015, a correct Viognier vin de pays as well.

Patrick, Arlette Jasmin 14 rue des Maraîchers 69420 Ampuis

Tel: +33(0)474 56 16 04


Countries exported to:1) USA 2) GB 3) Belgium, Switzerland

Percentage Exported: 30%, from 40%, from 50%

British Importers: Yapp Brothers, Mere +441747 860423 www.yapp.co.uk

USA Importers: Kermit Lynch, Berkeley, California; Wines Of France Alain Junguenet; Robert Chadderdon