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DOMAINE LES 4 VENTS, ex LE DOMAINE DE LUCIE

LVT 2018 r 2018 wh Lucie Fourrel's parents were Co-operateurs at the Cave de Tain; she works 10 ha of Crozes, up from 3 ha when she started, and 3 ha of apricots in the southern sector of Les Chassis. Her first vintage was 2010, using cellars in Tournon. She worked in international commerce for five years, then did stints at Clusel-Roch and Vincent Paris in the northern Rhône and at Château de la Tuilerie at Costières de Nîmes. There are three red wines, and the old Syrah vine fruit is fermented without much destemming - their fruit goes into the Saint-Jaimes wine, which was ***(*) in 2015 and a very commendable ****(*) in 2016. All three 2016 red Crozes were good, ****  to ****(*),  the classic red a **** STGT wine. These are low SO2 use, organic wines.

Lucie's husband has also just started with his own domaine, Domaine Le Bel Endroit, at Saint-Joseph. Lucie's sister Nancy joined the estate in 2015, prompting the change of name to Les Quatre Vents. 40% of the 2015 crop was fermented with whole bunches. The whites here are very good; La Rage is 100% Marsanne, while Les Pitchounettes is 100% 2007 Roussanne. The 2015 Crozes-Hermitage whites were both very good - the recently introduced La Rage an STGT **** wine (also **** in 2016), and Les Pitchounettes a very commendable ****(*) wine. Both wines were **** in 2018, too.

Lucie Fourrel, sister Nancy Cellier 485 route des Berges Quartier Saint Jaimes 26600 Mercurol

Tel: +33(0)475 06 39 15

http://www.ledomainedelucie.com

domaineles4vents@outlook.fr

Countries exported to:1) Belgium 2) Switzerland

British Importers: Carte Blanche Wines Andover Road Basingstoke www.carteblanchewines.com Vinoteca 7 Saint John Street London EC1M 4 AA www.vinoteca.co.uk +44(0)207 253 8786

USA Importers: Wine Traditions Ltd, Edward Addiss, Barbara Selig, 3604 Ridgeway Terrace Falls Church Virginia VA 22044 +1703 333 2853 www.winetraditions.com winetraditions@msn.com