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LVT 2017 r 2018  wh  2014 rosé  Used to be a trendsetter, yes, in the 1970s. Some years in the wilderness. Respectable wines now, notably La Réserve Cairanne red, and La Réserve Cairanne white - the 2018 a refined **** wine - while the Voconces red is also agreeable. The whites are clear.There has been a recent push towards lower use of SO2, some wines only receiving it at bottling, with a new Cairanne red called Sans Soufre, which is zero SO2 - 40,000 bottles of that from quite young vines, the 2017 a **** wine of character and good strength.

However, the Big Picture has been dodgy. The Cave was for two years in redressement judiciare – more or less judicial correction - which meant that an outside accountant was in charge of all expenditure and outgoings. As a result of members not having been paid for some of their past crop, there have been many departures and the situation is fluid. It now operates as a Cave Co-operative, with the merchant Les Grandes Serres taking more space and facilities, which has helped cash flow. There has also been a change in harvesting policy, with greater ripeness sought from the 2015 vintage onwards. The amount of wine being produced has diminished a lot.

Pascal Valadier (President), Denis Crespo Quartier La Laune 84290 Cairanne

Tel: +33(0)490 30 82 05



British Importers: Liberty Wines Ltd Unit D18 The Food Market New Covent Garden London SW8 5LL +44(0)7825 63 82 01 www.libertywines.co.uk

USA Importers: G & B Importers 6802 Indistrial Drive suite 106 Beltsville MD 20705 +1301 469 0124 www.gandbimporters.com robert@gandbimporters.com Masciarelli Wine Company 144 Moore Road Weymouth MA 02189 G & B Importers 6701 Democracy Blvd suite 300 Bethesda MD 20817 USA Wine Imports 285 West Broadway Suite 340 New York NY 10013 +1908 295 8602 d.conroy@maisoncamillecayran.com