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LVT 2018 r 2019 wh Quality is rising. The classic Châteauneuf-du-Pape red, called Calice St Pierre, is down the line, a touch wild, but it is cheap: the 2016, called Le Calice de Saint-Pierre, was an STGT ****(*) wine, price €18. There is a good, thorough white, 70% Grenache blanc, that was **** in 2014 and 2017. The Côtes du Rhône red is a genuine wine, ***(*) in 2016, **** in 2018.

In 2018 the Gradassi family bought a 6.5 hectare vineyard on sandy soils at Saint Laurent des Arbres, one of the four Lirac communes, from an ex-Co-operateur of the Cave de Lirac, the vineyard in very good shape, with Thiérry Sabon of Clos du Mont-Olivet also having bought from the same source, the wine too difficult to sell to be viable for the old owners. The 2018 Lirac was an on the go ***(*) wine suited to stews, while the Côtes du Rhône  blanc from the same vineyard includes Carignan gris and Clairette rose; it was a ***(*) genuine table wine in 2018. 

Roland Gradassi, sons Serge, Jean-Paul, niece Laetitia 2 avenue Impériale 84230 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Tel: +33(0)490 83 71 37



Countries exported to:1) Switzerland 2) Germany 3) Sweden 4) USA also PRChina before was 1) USA 2) Switzerland

Percentage Exported: 90%

British Importers: used to be: Daniel LAMBERT Wines Ltd 8 Rhodfa Ceiros Pen-y-fai Bridgend Mid Glamorgan CF31 4GG +44(0)1656 661010 DLWAwine@aol.com

USA Importers: Vignobles LVDH - Alan Cohen - 2600 Amanda Court Woodstock MD 21163 +1 410 521 3726 lvdh@comcast.net