LVT 2016 r A domaine whose wines hold great refinement and a clear fruit - I have always considered their style to be Burgundian. The wines appear to be regaining some depth and complexity with the 2007 vintage – a very welcome event. Patrick has said he is allowing the malos to take their time (ie not heating the cellar) and there is greater body now, also helped by a slightly longer vinification time at a restrained maximum temperature. He abandoned the immerged cap process after 2009 - it had been done for four generations, and now favours pumping overs with some light cap punching. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, these wines were not made to live for a very long time - Patrick being keen to drink them inside 10 years. This has been changing recently, and the wines have more soild structure than in that period.
In 2015, a new wine was introduced, a "top of the range" production called Oléa (a jasmin flower). It receives more new oak and a longer raising than the classic, which is now called La Giroflarie (an old name for the Côte Baudin). Top years can live towards 18+ years or so. There is always a cracking vin de pays Syrah, which is now issued every year (the 2014 and 2016 both w.o.w. wines), and, from 2015, a correct Viognier vin de pays.
Patrick, Arlette Jasmin 14 rue des Maraîchers 69420 Ampuis
Tel: +33(0)474 56 16 04
Countries exported to:1) USA 2) GB 3) Belgium, Switzerland
Percentage Exported: 40%, from 50%
British Importers: Yapp Brothers, Mere +441747 860423 www.yapp.co.uk
USA Importers: Kermit Lynch, Berkeley, California; Wines Of France Alain Junguenet; Robert Chadderdon