LVT 2016 r 2012 rosé The Domaine Vergobbi set up by brothers Jean and Georges Vergobbi, Pieds-Noirs from Algeria, is now in the hands of the Baron D’Escalin enterprise. The Vergobbi name has been retained for two reds and the rosé.
LVT 2015 r 2015 wh Good, reliable address at Grignan. Pretty stylish whites, with the 70% Syrah 2015 Serre de Courrent a **** wine when tasted pre-bottling
LVT 2015 r 2015 wh The best domaine in the previously blighted Tricastin, now Grigan appellation, good winemaking, mature vines, good stony soils, a rare trio for here. The 2015 Grignan white, Les Dames Blanches du Sud was an elegant ***(*) wine entirely suited to the aperitif, while both 2015 Tradition and Vieilles Vignes were very good - the former ***(*), the latter a delicious **** wine.
LVT 2015 r 2015 wh 2015 rosé Jean-Luc Monteillet's father was a Co-operateur at the Cave de Richerenches, in good black truffle country. He is the third generation in wine, and started his cellar in 1987. This is absolutely a top name at Grignan, with those wines often right up to the standard of Côtes du Rhônes. There is a good level of quality across the board, and the Vinsobres is worth noting as well. The 2015 Grignan Secret de Terroir red was an STGT ***(*) wine, while the white Grignan can be excellent. The Grignan Viognier, planted in 1988, is now nicely mature, and this shows in the wine: the 2015 was a genuine ***(*) wine. The 2015 Côtes du Rhône Caprices red was **** wine, while the 2015 Grignan Gourmandises rosé was a splendid, very appealing **** wine, and great VALUE.
LVT 2011 r A good Vieilles Vignes Côtes du Rhone from 1920s Grenache. Connections to Domaine Autrand
LVT 2013 r Since 1999, when it was bought from the Tricastin pioneer Pierre Labeye. 40 hectare vineyard, 40 years old. Clean, clear wines.