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LVT 2018 r 2018 wh 2018 rosé A southern Rhône merchant/négociant, which is also active in the northern Rhône. Recent owners of the renowned Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes estate at Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Quality efforts have been made since the late 1990s, with a special cuvée emphasis, involving older vine fruit and modern, oak-related winemaking. The Châteauneuf-du-Pape Héritages red and the Clos de l'Oratoire red were both ****(*) wines in 2015, the former STGT, with lovely finesse, the latter quietly complex.

The main problem for the consumer is the proliferation of wine titles - at least five Côtes du Rhône reds, for example. The northern Rhône range is being gradually expanded, with a surge in 2015 due to the quality of the vintage; the 2015 Saint-Joseph Baligant was a ****(*) wine when tasted from cask at one year old, and the Crozes-Hermitage reds Héritages and Les Paillanches were both **** in 2017.

More attention is being paid to the northern Rhône recently, with improvement noted in the Côte-Rôtie La Serine, for instance, a fruit-filled **** wine in 2016

Jean-Pierre Durand, winemaker Edouaud Guerin 10 avenue Louis Pasteur BP 75 84232 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Tel: +33(0)490 39 32 32



Countries exported to:1) GB 2) Scandinavia 3) USA, Canada - 2009: 1) GB 2) Denmark 3) USA

Percentage Exported: 40%, from 65%

British Importers: Matthew Clark www.matthewclark.co.uk Morrisons Supermarkets Mistral Wines Ponton Road London SW8 5BL +44(0)207 627 8100

USA Importers: Vinum International 33 Harlow Ct Napa CA 94558 www.cannonwines.com agnes.wong@cannonwines.com



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