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VIGNOBLES LEVET

LVT 2015 r An STGT domaine. The outlook is traditional, with great care taken by the unassuming Levets. The winemaking is geared towards old-style depth, and earthy flavours. La Péroline, known in USA by its actual plot name of Chavaroche, is excellent, the 2009, 2010 and 2011 all terroir-connected and 5 star wines. I have the impression that the maximum temperature of fermentation has come down from being allowed to go 32°C to a steady 29°C, whcih has helped the quality of the fruit recently. The wines take time to come together, but are very rewarding, and always offer classic floral touches. I find a very coherent progression starting with the Améthyste and going up to to La Péroline aka Chavaroche, via Maestria (Les Journaries in USA) en route.

The arrival of daughter Agnès represents a good extra impetus for the future. The family also hand make an excellent, thorough tasting apricot juice from their Bergeron apricots across the River on the plateau in the Isère. Nicole Levet, Bernard's wife, a Chambeyron, very sadly died of cancer in 2014.

Bernard, daughter Agnès Levet 26 Blvd des Allées 69420 Ampuis

Tel: +33(0)474 56 15 39

http://www.coterotielevet.fr

vignobleslevet@gmail.com

Countries exported to:1) USA 2) GB 3) Sweden, Quebec, Denmark, Belgium - 2009: 1) USA 2) GB 3) Belgium, NL

Percentage Exported: 30%. 2009: 25%, up from 20%

British Importers: A & B Vintners Little Tawsden Spout Lane Brenchley Kent TN12 7AS +44(0)1892 724977 www.abvintners.co.uk info@abvintners.co.uk Germany: Finkenweine Dr Lutz Krämer Kaulbachstr.6 14612 Falkensee +49 3322 232501 +49 177 7191700 www.finkenweine.de info@finkenweine.de

USA Importers: Rosenthal Wine Merchant, Neal Rosenthal, New York +1800 910 1990 www.madrose.com info@madrose.com