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LVT 2018 r 2018 wh Christope Curtat has no vineyard-owning lineage. His father is a cereal, maize producer in the Isère département near Lyon airport. He has been a wine enthusiast and taster, and eventually worked at Yves Cuilleron and the Domaine du Tunnel, with stays in Killara Estate, Australia and in South Africa. He started with 1 hectare in 2005. It is good to see newcomers not knocking the daylights out of their crop to achieve some sort of muscle-bound black wine, and the presence of some amount of stems is also encouraging.

The main Saint-Joseph red is the Nomade, a wine that carries the house imprint of detail and style. There is a good, mainly Roussanne Saint-Joseph white with the appealing name of Sous l'Amandier (under the almond tree), too, the 2018 a **** wine. This has become a seriously high quality domaine, with good pedigree across the range, including on a lively IGP Ardèche Syrah, a **** w.o.w. wine in 2018, and a closely-filled Vin de France Viognier, ***(*) in 2018.

Christophe Curtat 228 route de Lamastre 07300 Tournon-sur-Rhône

Tel: +33(0)475 48 93 43


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