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MAISON LES ALEXANDRINS, ex MAISON NICOLAS PERRIN

LVT 2018 r 2018 wh Officially formed in August 2009, this is a merchant collaboration between Nicolas Jaboulet, who left the family firm of Paul Jaboulet Ainé in early 2009, and the Perrin family of Château de Beaucastel at Châteauneuf-du-Pape. From the 2016 vinmtage onwards the name has been Maison Les Alexandrins, with Nicolas Perrin the majority shareholder in the Domaine des Alexandrins of Guillaume Sorrel [son of Marc Sorrel] and Alexandre Caso, whose main business built up since the early 2000s has been the provision of viticultural and vineyard services across the Rhône and Beaujolais.

It is a mixture of purchased wines, with some purchased crop, and, more recently, crop from their own vineyard of 1.5 hectares in the south of Crozes-Hermitage. Vineyard  ownershoip and closer control of the process is the trend. The style sought is one of easy drinking wines. The reds drink smoothly, the whites are authentic, and have more character than the reds. The Saint-Joseph red has improved since 2012, while the Cornas is starting to show local qualities. The 2015 Côte-Rôtie took a step forward, is high on charm, a ***** wine pre-bottling, while the 2018 was a very laudable ****(*) pre-bottling.

The Alexandrins consists of 4.5 hectares of St Joseph, 4.8 hectares of Crozes-Hermitage (Conflans & Beaumont-Monteux) and 6 hectares of vin de pays, which includes Gamay, Syrah, Viognier, Tannat. With the 1.5 hectares rented on Les Saviaux, there are now 6.3 hectares of Crozes under the Maison Les Alexandrins care. From 2017 a vinification cellar is due to be ready in Tain, on the old Dard & Ribo location.

Nicolas Jaboulet, Marc Perrin, Guillaume Sorrel, Alexandre Caso 23 Place du Taurobole 26600 Tain l’Hermitage

Tel: +33(0)490 11 12 29

http://www.maison-nicolas-perrin.com

njaboulet@gmail.com

Countries exported to:USA, GB, China, Hong Kong, Czech Republic, Germany

British Importers: Liberty Wines 6 Timbermill Way Gauden Road London SW4 6LX +44(0)207 720 5350 www.libertywines.co.uk customerservices@libertywines.co.uk The Wine Society Stevenage +441438 740222 www.thewinesociety.com

USA Importers: Vineyard Brands H Fabre 2000 Respurce Drive Birmingham, Alabama AL 35242 +1831 659 1998 www.vineyardbrands.com