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DOMAINE MONIER-PERREOL

LVT 2018 r 2019 wh STGT domaine, handmade wines. Biodynamic approach since 1996, applied with careful dedication. Jean-Pierre Monier used to belong to the Cave Co-operative of Saint-Désirat until 2001. The reds come from high up above the village of Saint-Désirat, and possess clear fruit and are understated. The Terre Blanche is intended to be the longest-lived, the Les Serves shows soft fruit and can be drunk early. All wines benefit from decanting.

There is a co-operation with another biodynamic grower, Philippe Perréol, which includes their putting their small holdings of white Saint-Joseph into one wine, the same for the red Saint-Joseph Tradition - both from Domaine Monier-Perréol. On its own, the Domaine Perréol produces a very good Saint-Joseph red called Châtelet from limestone over granite soils, its vineyard at the top of a hill partly in the commune of Saint-Désirat, partly in the commune of Andance; the 2015 was a ****(*), the 2016 a **** wine.   Expensive, but notably pure wines here. Jean-Pierre has been joined by both sons after Guillaume returned from working at Champagne Bedel at the end of 2018. Guillaume himself now works with 1.7 hectares of vines already in the domaine.

Jean-Pierre, sons Samuel, Guillaume, Philippe Pérreol Monier 88 Route des Vignobles Brunieux 07340 Saint-Désirat

Tel: +33(0)475 34 20 64

jean-pierre.monier4@wanadoo.fr

Countries exported to:1) USA 2) GB 3) Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Canada before 1) GB 2) Belgium, NL, Denmark, Sweden, Germany 7) USA- mid-2000s was 1)

Percentage Exported: 45-50%, up from 5% mid-2000s

British Importers: Stone, Vine & Sun, Twyford, Hampshire, www.stonevine.co.uk Organico

USA Importers: Kermit Lynch, Berkeley, California +1510 5241 686