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DOMAINE SERGUIER

LVT 2019 r 2018 wh This is a domaine that has doubled in area since the mid-2010s, the expansion coming mostly from a 4 hectare vineyard across the River at St Geniès de Comolas, which gives Lirac and an old vines Côtes du Rhône red. The Lirac harvest, from the late 1970s to the late 1980s, had previously been delivered to the Cave Co-operative de Saint Laurent.

There are now 7.5 ha of Châteauneuf, and 7.3 hectares of Lirac and Côtes. The prime Châteauneuf vineyards are Pialons (N), where there is still some 1908 Grenache, and Les Blaquières (E), which holds 1924 Grenache – they form the base of the special, 2,000 bottle Révélation red, a wine with measured oaking these days. The Tradition comes from vineyards around the village at 60 metres of elevation, overall 60-80 metres, whereas the Révélation comes from three sites at 110-110 metres, a little higher.

The house style is for controlled elegance. This works best with the Châteauneuf-du-Pape over the Côtes du Rhône and Lirac rouge. There has been recent improvement, the 2015 Tradition red a **** full and convincing wine, the 2016 Tradition red a **** wine. The Châteauneuf-du-Pape white is based on Grenache blanc and Clairette blanche, which has served it well in the recent hot summers, all the more so since the complement is mainly Bourboulenc with its freshness. The Côtes du Rhône Le Cabanon de ma Mère white is similarly put together around these three varieties, and the 2018 was a **** STGT wine of character., no surprise given that it comes from the excellent white wine village of St Geniès-de-Comolas. Daniel's wife Aurélie, a Burgundian, used to work at Inter-Rhône in Avignon before joining the domaine full-time in 2015.

Daniel, Aurélie Nury 10 rue Alphonse Daudet 84230 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Tel: +33(0)490 83 73 42

http://www.domaine-serguier.com

nury.daniel@wanadoo.fr

Countries exported to:1) USA 2) Denmark 3) PRChina 4) Belgium/Luxembourg/Germany before 1) Belgium 2) Denmark 3) GB

Percentage Exported: 45%, having been 20%, before that 40%

British Importers: N/R was Vintage Wines Ltd, 116-118 Derby Road, Nottingham NG1 5FB, +44(0)115 947 6565 Chez Stephan 26 Lacy Road London

USA Importers: First Bottle Wines ex BP Wine Merchants 607 Airpark Road Napa CA 94558 www.firstbottlewines.com wine@firstbottlewines.com was Artisanal Cellars VT Rafael Flores +1802 299 7896 www.artisanalcellars.com raf@artisanalcellars.com