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LVT 2018 r 2018 wh This is a reliable domaine for those who like wines with personality. Some of the wines here are STGT, and pure - notably the Condrieu Tradition. Son Lionel has taken over from Philippe. There is generally relaxed winemaking, not given to excess extraction. The style on the whites in the late 2010s is for near New Wave, hands off winemaking, purity high on the agends: this worked very well on the top Condrieu, La Berne, with a **** 2018.

The straight Saint-Joseph red is usually a sound example of uncomplicated, clean-drinking Syrah, but has lightened recently, with more effort in the special Gloriette red, which is based on 1949 Serine: it has performed  very well in the 2010s, the 2015 a ****(*) wine. However, both the 2014 and 2015 Saint-Joseph Hedonism red were w.o.w. wines, so enjoy their fruit. The Côte-Rôtie Reviniscence carries an excessive 15% Viognier that can mask its clarity, but the 2015 was a genuine, nourishing ****(*) wine, pre-bottling, the 2016 a  ****  wine. The Côte-Rôtie Emporium, introduced in 2009, from schist soils on the Fauvier site, was a classy **** wine in 2017. The 2015 St Jo blanc showed carbonic gas

Lionel Faury, father Philippe 19 bis La Ribaudy 42410 Chavanay

Tel: +33(0)474 87 26 00



Countries exported to:1) USA 2) GB 3) Norway 4) Sweden, Australia, Poland – before was 1) USA 2) GB 3) Sweden

Percentage Exported: 30%, up from 20%

British Importers: Thorman Hunt, Pratt Walk, London SE, The Wine Society, Stevenage, www.winesociety.com Honest Grapes 141-157 Acre Lane London SW2 5UA +44(0)203 603 1646 www.honestgrapes.co.uk help@honestgrapes.co.uk

USA Importers: Kermit Lynch 1605 San Pablo Avenue Berkeley, CA 94702 +1510 524 1524