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LVT 2019 r 2019 wh  An underestimated 13 hectare domaine with good natural style to the wines, no excess, comes recommended. It was late to bottle -  three generations ago, yes, then a lapse until 1988. Jean-Luc Mayard's first vintage was 1976, and he has been joined by his talented daughter Blandine, who has a good light touch with the wines. The Tradition, 80% Grenache, comes from both North and South of the appellation, while the Vieilles Vignes is based on 60% Grenache dating from the 1910s to 1930s, sand on Valori at Courthézon,  galet stones on La Fortiasse near the Sorgues entry to the village, with 30% 1940s Mourvèdre from clay-limestone, some sand in the North of the appellation on Bois Dauphin and the low part of Cabrières. 

The 2016 Tradition red was a genuine, charming **** wine, the 2016 Vieilles Vignes red a stylish ****(*) wine. The two reds also showed well in the tricky 2017 vintage, managing refined tannins in both cases - **** for the Tradition, ****(*) for the Vieilles Vignes. The very good vintage of 2019 saw a **** Tradition red, a wine of sweet ease, and a ****(*) Vieilles Vignes, the latter a silken wine of detail and finesse.

There are around 3,000 bottles of white Châteauneuf-du-Pape, steel vat raised, bottled in February, the 2018 elegant, finely fresh, a **** wine, the **** 2019 also charming and stylishly filled, a good example of a Grenache blanc-based white from the clay-limestone soils South of the village on Les Grandes Serres. There is a little genuine Côtes du Rhône  red from sandy soils at Courthézon.

Jean-Luc Mayard, wife Hélène, daughter Blandine 15 route de Bédarrides 84230 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Tel: +33(0)490 83 73 67



Countries exported to:1) USA 2) GB 3) Ireland 4) Norway

Percentage Exported: 70%

British Importers: Made In Little France Import LTD 397 St John Street Clerkenwell London EC1V 4LD +44(0)207 837 3125 www.madeinlittlefrance.co.uk has been Forth Wines Ltd, Crawford Place, Milnathort, Kinross-shire, KY13 9XF Scotland, +44(0)1577-866000, enquiries@forthwines.com; Harvey-Miller, Dunfermline, KY11 3BZ, Scotland +44(0)8702-418459, info@hmwsa.com

USA Importers: Synergy Fine Wines 3999 Holly Street Unit 4 Denver CO 80207 +1303 831 6130 www.synergyfinewines.com info@synergyfinrwines.com Galaxy Wine Company 2755 NW31st Ave Portland OR 97210 +1503 248 9493 www.galaxywinecompany.com contact@galaxywinecompany.com Wine Warehouse 3463 Collins Ave Richmond CA 94806 +1510 236 2233 www.winewarehouse.com Kysela Père et Fils 331 Victory Rd Winchester VA 22602 +1540 722 9228 www.kysela.com fran.k@kysela.com