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LVT 2016 r Another domaine starting to relinquish whole bunch, traditional winemaking, but the outlook is largely steady. The Garons and their two sons work plot by plot, with a submerged cap system. The wines are mainly traditional, and quite hearty, and have started to show a little more polish since 2005. The top wine is Les Rochins, from an excellent site in the northern zone, Les Rochains. From 2013 there is a 900 bottle cuvée from their 1987-88 Syrah on Lancement, the Blonde sector. The first vintage is very good; the wine is more expensive than Les Rochins.

A lot of vineyard planting and work happened as the first stage, and was followed by a new vinification cellar, on which Jean-François did the carpentry. The boys have cut cask ageing from 24 to 18 months, and shaved about 10% off the new oak quota, also using casks beyond three years’ old.

Jean-François, Carmen Garon, sons Kévin, Fabien 58 route de la Taquière 69420 Ampuis

Tel: +33(0)474 56 14 11



Countries exported to:1) GB 2) Japan 3) USA

Percentage Exported: 40%

British Importers: Vine Trail The Poland Building Aardman Animations Gas Ferry Road Bristol BS1 6UN +44(0)117 921 1770 www.vinetrail.co.uk enquiries@vinetrail.co.uk Clarion Wines Lay & Wheeler The Wine Society www.thewinesociety.com

USA Importers: Angel’s Share Wines New York danielm@aswnorth.com Imported Heritage 3925 Holly Springs Drive Corona CA 92881 +1951 264 4209 importedheritage@live.com