LVT 2018 wh 2018 r A domaine formed by the young generation in 2014. The father of Marie is Marcel Georges, a well-known figure at Châteauneuf-du-Pape, who used to rent the vineyards for the Château de l’Hers in the west of the appellation. There were also 13 hectares owned, eight of which were sold to a gentleman involved in the financial world, also owner of Domaine de la Genestière at Tavel. The last 5.3 hectares were acquired by Marcel’s daughter and son-in-law, Benoît Lombrière, who used to work in the Ministerial Cabinet under President Sarkozy.
The 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Thaïs white [its first vintage] was a refined **** wine with Grenache blanc gras and Roussanne elegance; the 2018 was also ****, holding well stocked gras richness. The style on the Châteauneuf-du-Pape Marie red is one of elegance, aided by low intervention winemaking: both the 2015 and 2016 were ***(*) wines. Pierre-Jean Villa of Saint-Joseph and Condrieu gives advice.
Marie & Benoît Lombrière, winemaker Franck Ferraton 1 bis route de Bédarrides 84230 Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Tel: +33(0)6 84 55 48 41