LVT 2017 r 2016 wh This is a modern domaine, that has always leaned towards new oak use. The best wines absorb the oak over time and are stylish, gaining a sense of place as they go. With the more prominent roles of Jean-Michel's two sons, there is a leaning towards greater immediate elegance, and less obvious oaking. The top Côte-Rôtie, Les Grandes Places, made from 1920s, 1966 and 1985 Syrah on the schist of the northern zone, is the ace card, the 2016 a ***** STGT wine, the 2015 a marvellous ****** wine. The Côte-Rôtie La Viallière also very correctly captures the florality of that site, the decision to raise it in 500-litre casks (not 228-litre) a good one. There are two Condrieus, La Loye, and Les Eguets, the latter from young vines and more expensive. The Saint-Joseph red is correct, while there are two sound Vin de France wines, a Viognier and a Syrah.
Jean-Michel, sons Michel, Alexis 19 rue Montmain Verenay 69420 Ampuis
Tel: +33(0)474 56 16 56
Countries exported to:1) GB 2) USA 3) Canada 4) Australia 2009: 1) GB 2) Switzerland, Japan, Germany, Denmark – before was 1) USA 2) GB, Belgium, Switzerland
Percentage Exported: 15-20%, down from 35%, down from 40%
British Importers: The Wine Society (Côte-Rôtie Champin le Seigneur); has been Berry Brothers, London www.bbr.com
USA Importers: Weygandt-Metzler Importing Ltd, PO Box 56, Unionville PA 19375, www.weygandtmetzler.com Bond Street Imports 516 Fenton Place Charlotte NC 28207 +1704 521 1353 http://shop.bondstreetimports.com