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DOMAINE DU BANNERET

LVT 2018 r 2018 wh Highly traditional domaine with a prominent USA following. There are nine plots across five lieux-dits, total area four hectares, where the star turn is Grand Pierre, its sand-sandstone soils abutting the Nalys vineyard now owned by Guigal. The soils are worked until July. Jean-Claude was an urban architect until working his mother's side vineyards from 1988; he then ran both careers, with offices in Toulouse and Tours, until 2005. He likes to vinify the varieties together.

These are wines of a good stamp of character, whole bunch fermentation with all red and white varieties allowed present in the co-fermented blend. The red is consistently a **** wine or, as with 2012 and 2016, 2017 and 2018 ****(*), the 2016 STGT. The reds will live for around 30 years: the 1989, Jean-Claude's first vintage, was still in great shape in late 2019, for example. A white was first made in 2015, vinified by Benjamin Tourbillon of Domaine Tourbillon, who is Audrey Vidal's partner. If you seek The Real Thing, then here it is.

Jean-Claude & daughter Audrey Vidal 35 rue Porte Rouge 84230 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Tel: +33(0)490 83 72 04

http://www.domaine-banneret.fr

domaine.banneret@gmail.com

British Importers: The Wine Cru Robert Edwards 103 Cannon Workshops Cannon Drive Canary Wharf London E14 4AS +44(0)203 306 0640

USA Importers: V.O.S. Selections, NY, www.vosselections.com Estelle Imports 225 SE Division Place Portland OR 97202 +1503 505 7100 www.estelleimports.com estelleimports@gmail.com Robert Walter Selections Weaverville NC 28787 +1828 275 7678 www.robertwalterselections.com BBR Imports, Houston +1713 993 9500 www.frenchcountrywines.com William’s Corner Wines Charlottesville VA +1434 566 7079 www.williamscorner.com Worldwide Cellars 5320 Main Street NE#114 Fridley MI 55421 +1612 378 0316 www.wwcellars.com info@wwcellars.com