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ALÉOFANE

LVT 2018 r 2018  wh  Natacha is the sister of Yann Chave; the name Aléofane has literary origins. She pursued philosophy studies at Grenoble, and worked in the PTT, the French Post Office. In her mid-30s, she made her first wine, the Saint-Joseph, in 2004. The style is modern, and quality has been bounding ahead recently. The 2015 Crozes-Hermitage red, for example, was a well structured ****(*) wine. Natacha launched a white Crozes from young Marsanne and Roussanne in 2012 - good elegance, and local features in that, the 2015 an excellent ****(*), STGT wine, the 2017 a stimulating **** of character, the 2018 also ****(*), a generous, striking wine. The white Crozes is invariably in the front rank of the appellation each year.

Natacha Chave 745 avenue du Vercors 26600 Mercurol

Tel: +33(0)475 07 00 82

chavenatacha@yahoo.fr

British Importers: O W Loeb & Company Ltd 3 Archie Street off Tanner Street London SE1 3JT +44(0)207 234 0385 www.owloeb.com finewine@owloeb.com

USA Importers: Exclusive Wine Imports LLC Stephan Murray-Sykes 7210 Marlan Drive Alexandria VA 22307 +1703 765 9722 www.exclusivewineimports.com jim@exclusivewineimports.com Michael Skurnik Wines New York United Estates Wine Imports, Ohio www.unitedestateswine.com Grape Expectations 1091 Essex Avenue Richmond CA 94801 +1510 412 5969 www.grapex.com