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MARC SORREL

LVT 2018 r 2018 wh One of the few small domaines with vineyards in plum, central sites at Hermitage. Generally traditional outlook. Attempts have been made since the late 1990s to work the vineyards more naturally. Winemaking has become more consistent. The red Hermitage Le Gréal can be very good indeed, a true child of the hill, and is indeed mighty in vintages such as 2010, 2015, 2017, and 2018 - the last two crackerjack wines.

The Hermitage Les Rocoules white is an STGT wine. The white Crozes-Hermitage is a cracker, made from 1945 vines, and the epitomy of traditional white Rhône from the happy marriage of Marsanne and Roussanne. This, too is STGT, and has been excellent in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Marc retired on 31 December, 2018, his son Guillaume taking over, with the succession all sorted out between him and his sister.

128 bis avenue Jean Jaurès 26600 Tain l'Hermitage

Tel: +33(0)475 07 10 07

http://www.marcsorrel.com

marc.sorrel@wanadoo.fr

Countries exported to:1) GB 2) USA 3) S Korea 4) Italy 5) Luxembourg – before was 1) USA 2) GB 3) Luxembourg

Percentage Exported: 70-75%

British Importers: The Wine Society Stevenage +441438 740222 www.thewinesociety.com Gauntley Wines, Nottingham, The Wine Society, Berry Brothers www.bbr.com Lay & Wheeler www.laywheeler.co.uk Direct Wines, Justerini & Brooks www.justerinis.com Roberson, London, Stevens Garnier

USA Importers: Banville & Jones NY/JAO Wine Importers (John Otterbeck) 1507 Hampton Hill Circle Mc Lean VA 22101 +1703 848 2472 jaowineimports@aol.com Vinalia Imports Inc Camarillo CA 93010