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DOMAINE BETTON CHRISTELLE

LVT 2019 r 2019 wh A domaine that gives wines of character, not mainstream. Roland the father sold the crop to Pascal at Vacqueyras for bottling under the Betton name until 2006, the wines were vinified by the Chéron family of Pascal Frères 2003-2006. From 2007 it has been an all Betton family affair, led by daughter Christelle who started on a small scale in 2003.

The Crozes vineyards have risen from 4.86 ha to 6.5 ha, all of them near La Roche de Glun, the southern sector. There are 12 rows of 1982 Marsanne that form their 0.139 ha of Hermitage blanc. Christelle has a particularly good touch with the whites: the 2015 Crozes Crystal white was a **** STGT wine, the 2018 Crozes Circé (the new name for Crystal after an interventionm by Champagne Roederer) a savoury, very long, mini-Hermitage ****(*) wine. For the reds, Christelle has moved from 228-litre cask raising to 500-litre and 600-litre from the 2018 vintage. She has also backed off the use of new oak, which was never high. The much better Crozes red is the Caprice, which is based on Syrah dating from the 1950s and 1980s, from three lieux-dits at Roche de Glun. From 2020, there is also some vin de pays Syrah and Marsanne, planted to replace apricot trees. The family still have peach and apricot trees, under 10 hectares now.

Christelle Betton 245 chemin des Hauts Saviaux Les Chassis 26600 La Roche-de-Glun

Tel: +33(0)490 84 70 40

domainebetton@gmail.com

Countries exported to:1) USA 2) GB 3) Belgium 4) Denmark was 1) Germany 2) NL 3) Belgium

Percentage Exported: 20%, up from 7-8%

British Importers: Theatre of Wine 75 Trafalgar Road London SE10 9TS +44(0)208 858 6363 www.theatreofwine.com greenwich@theatreofwine.com

USA Importers: North Berkeley Imports 1601 Martin Luther King jr Way Berkeley CA 94709 +1800 266 6585 www.northberkeleyimports.com CA Angel’s Share 8 Stuyvesant Street New York NY 10003 +1212 777 5415 has been La Voix de la Terre 100 Park Avenue New York NY 10017 +1212 686 0021