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DOMAINE DE LA CÔTE DE L'ANGE

LVT 2018 r 2018 wh A 14 hectare domaine, with plots spread all around the appellation, the most notable being the 2.5 hectares on Coteau de l’Ange, N-W of the village, clay with sand and galet stones, a hot, windy spot. Son Jules [pictured with grandmother Monique] joined the domaine in 2017, after studies at Orange and Montpellier, his role in both vineyard and cellar. Corinne is a Mestre, part of the Cuvée des Sommeliers family – she does the commerce.

60% of the Châteauneuf is bottled, the rest sold in bulk, often the wine taken from the limestone soils of Le Grand Devès; all the Côtes du Rhône is bottled. When the red wines are on form, they have fresh drive. This is one of the steady quality domaines, year in, year out. The racy, sometimes exerted wines do well in the top vintages such as 2016, but also showed well in 2012 and 2013. They benefit from patient cellaring. The **** 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape white held true southern gras richness. I liked the balance and restraint on the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape red, a **** wine. From the 2016 vintage, they have ceased to make a Prestige or special cuvée wine - so no more Secret de l'Ange or Vieilles Vignes. 

60% of the Châteauneuf is bottled, the rest sold in bulk, often the wine taken from the limestone soils of Le Grand Devès; all the Côtes du Rhône red is bottled - it comes from sandy soils across the River at Roquemaure, and is genuine, recommended for la table.

Yannick & Corinne Gaspari, son Jules, Jean-Claude & Monique Mestre 9 chemin La Font du Pape 84230 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Tel: +33(0)490 83 72 24

http://www.cotedelange.fr

contact@cotedelange.fr

Countries exported to:1) Canada 2) USA 3) Belgium 4) Ireland – before was 1) USA 2) Denmark 3) Belgium 4) Ireland

Percentage Exported: 60%

British Importers: Villeneuve Wines Ltd, 1 Venlaw Court, Peebles, Scotland, EH45 8AE, +44(0)1721 722500, www.villeneuvewines.com

USA Importers: Wines of France Inc, Alain Junguenet, PO Box 1003, Mountainside, NJ 07092, +1 908 654 6173, junguenet@aol.com