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DOMAINE CHRISTOPHE MESTRE, ex CUVÉE DES SOMMELIERS

LVT 2019 r 2019 wh Christophe Mestre changed the name from Cuvée des Sommeliers to Domaine Christophe Mestre in 2019. He is about to be joined by his son Rémi who has been doing wine studies at Beaune. There are 17 hectares, in chunks of 3 to 4 hectares mainly North of the village, The approach is traditional, and there is very good vintage definition each year. The red wines are full-bodied, clear and genuine, with improvement noted on the ****(*) 2012, the STGT **** 2013, **** 2014, **** STGT 2015 and ****(*) 2016 reds. The 2014 white was **** after a halting, lightweight start, the 2018 and 2019 also ****, the latter an astute blend of the the three varieties, with the freshness of the Bourboulenc very important. Christophe's mother is the sister of Lucien Michel of Le Vieux Donjon; he is a very keen cyclist, a passion he gets from his father Jacques Mestre, 81 in January 2020, and still on two wheels, a man who rode with the legendary Jacques Anquetil. I expect Rémi to bring renewed impetus. Only 40% is bottled, the rest is sold in bulk to merchants.

Christophe Mestre, son Rémi 5 route de Bédarrides 84230 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Tel: +33(0)490 83 56 67

http://www.cuvee-sommeliers.com

cuvee.sommeliers@wanadoo.fr

Countries exported to:1) GB 2) Germany 3) Denmark

Percentage Exported: 20%

British Importers: Les Caves de Pyrène, Pew Corner, Old Portsmouth Road, Artington GU3 1LP www.lescaves.co.uk +44(0)1483 554750/538820 sales@lescaves.co.uk Peter Watts Wines Wisdoms Barn Coggeshall Colchester CO6 1TD +44(0)1376 561 130 www.peterwattswines.co.uk sales@peterwattswines.co.uk