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XAVIER GERARD

2017 r 2017 wh A domaine on the march under son Xavier, wine school trained and well travelled, whose first complete vintage was 2013. He took over full time from December 2012, as father Francois retired from working two days a week at the Crédit Agricole, having been a part-time vigneron. The regular Condrieu from Marmouzin used to be sold in bulk to Jaboulet, but was launched on its own in 2013, alongside the Condrieu Côte Châtillon, which was a **** STGT wine in 2016, nice and muscular. From 2015 the Condrieu comes from Marmouzin and Corbery, a total of 0.5 hectare, and is called L'Arbuel.

From 2013 there has also been a good La Landonne Côte-Rôtie (2013 and a ***** 2015), while the Saint-Joseph red from La Blanchard, a vineyard rented from the late, lamented Gérard Villano and his family, wins marks for purity and clarity. The Viognier IGP is always a very good performer that lives a little, while there is a good Vin de France Gamay.

From August 2019, Xavier will be working in a new cellar beside the N86 just north of the Condrieu centre, which will give him more space and the ability to work with gravity, rather than pumping the wines. There will also be a wine shop, a caveau.

Xavier Gérard Côte Chatillon 69420 Condrieu

Tel: +33(0)474 87 88 64

xaviergerard2005@yahoo.fr

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

Percentage Exported: 28%, up from 5%

British Importers: A & B Vintners Ltd Little Tawsden Spout Lane Brenchley Kent TN12 7AS +44(0)1892 724 977 www.abvintners.co.uk info@abvintners.co.uk Cambridge Wine Merchants Bridge Street Cambridge +44(0)1223 568989 www.cambridgewine.com

USA Importers: Neal Rosenthal New York NY www.madrose.com