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DOMAINE LIONNET

LVT 2018 r 2018 wh  A traditional Cornas domaine with some STGT qualities; quality is rising as the wines have become fresher. It has been organic since 2007, officially organic since 2012. Daughter Corinne is encouraging greater bottling and small tidy-ups are occurring in the cellar - glassing the interior of the vats, for instance. Whole bunch fermentation, no cultured yeasts - leave-alone winemaking - mean the wine is full with apparent tannins when young. It is a genuine drop of country wine. The first vintage for Corinne and Ludovic was 2003.

Since 2008 one hectare of Cornas - from massale Syrah cuttings - has been added on Saint-Pierre, quite high up. This now forms the second Cornas called Pur Granit, dnd given the combination of young vines and altitude, it is a streamlined, direct wine, with good clarity. Meanwhile, the 1910 Serine from Mazards was taken out after the 2014 crop. Hence a there has been a shift in the age profile of the Cornas vineyard. The Saint-Joseph red is also from young vines, 2008 onwards; the 2018 was a w.o.w. wine, giving entertaining drinking. From 2018 there is a white Saint-Joseph, 100% Roussanne, 0.29 hectare from clay-limestone soils at 300 metres at Châteaubourg, the same site as the St Jo red.

Corinne Lionnet and her husband Ludovic Izérable 160-162 Avenue du Colonel Rousset route Nationale 07130 Cornas

Tel: +33(0)475 40 21 41

http://www.domainelionnet.fr

domainelionnet@orange.fr

Countries exported to:1) USA 2) Belgium 3) Switzerland 4) PR China – before was 2011: 1) USA 2) GB 3) Denmark 4) Belgium – before was 1) USA 2) GB

Percentage Exported: 70%, up from 40%, up from 10%

British Importers: Blast Vintners Joe Gilmour 86 Paul Street London EC2A 4NE +44(0)208 693 1691 www.blastvintners.com O.W.Loeb 14-16 Bruton Place London W1J 6LX +44(0)207 234 0385, finewine@loeb.com, www.owloeb.com

USA Importers: Neal Rosenthal 56-43 58th St Maspeth NY 11378 +1800 910 1990 www.madrose.com info@madrose.com