LVT 2017 wh Stylish, detailed work from 17 hectares, reasoned working of soils, wild yeasts. Sylvain is the son of Chassagne-Montrachet’s Jean-Marc Morey. The IGP Vaucluse Chardonnay 2017, raised 20 months, was a graceful **** wine
LVT 2015 r 2015 wh The sale of the Domaine Cascavel triggered this enterprise that combines the crop from the neighbouring vineyards to Cascavel, which produces both Lubéron and Ventoux wines. The Cascavel Monts + Vertiges Lubéron white is technical. There is a wider volume of wines under the Caravinsérail title, all at Ventoux. There is an IGP range as well.
LVT 2015 wh Very low (too low) temperature fermentation for the white
LVT 2015 wh 2016 rosé 2015 r Biodynamic estate, about 20 hectares. Good, high quality. The 2015 white was very stylish, with local connotations, a **** wine. The 2016 Apolline rosé was a w.o.w. ***(*) wine, the 2015 Soulèu e Terraire red (70% Syrah) a vibrant ***(*) wine
LVT 2016 r 2016 wh Organic since the 1970s, now with some biodynamic practices. Canorgue has been consistently a leading name in the Lubéron. The reds are shapely, pretty stylish, ditto the white - the 2016 white was a most stylish **** wine.
LVT 2015 wh 2015 r Regular quality wines, red and white, with a slight lack of soul. It is now in its third generation under Christopher Descours. Organic since 2013. The estate produces two Extra Vierge olive oils, one from the classic Picholine variety, the other from the Aglandau
LVT 2012 r 2010 rosé Long standing top name at Lubéron. Realistic wines, veer towards international, are cleanly made. Less oak on special wines would be no bad thing. Also have a négociant business, Chancel Père et Fils
LVT 2016 rosé 2016 wh 2015 r A name to note, backed by serious investment. It is also an up market hotel. 35 hectares of vineyards, moving to organic since 2014 - so organic from the 2017 vintage. The 2016 Lubéron Fontenille white was a stylish, graceful ***(*) w.o.w. wine
LVT 2015 r 2015 wh 2015 rosé Started in 1989 with 8 hectares and an old Provençal mas or farmhouse. Forward-thinking Marseille family, now 39 hectares. Generally a fresh profile to the vineyards aids drinkability. One of the best names in the Lubéron, with well-fruited wines that do not stray into over extraction. The ***(*) 2015 Le Châtaignier rosé played to the region's strengths of making stylish, attractive wine from North facing vinyeards. The vineyard is being converted into organic farming.
LVT 2015 r Anne Hugues is involved with Château Husson at Châteauneuf-du-Pape, so standards are good. The 2015 l’oppidum red was a ***(*) wine
LVT 2015 wh A decent vin de pays Viognier, *** in 2015, a ripe style of white also in the 2015 Lubéron
LVT 2014 r Patricia Alexandre was head of Gault & Millau for ten years. “I went from wine writing to wine making, with the ambition of expressing the beau terroir of the Lubéron”. The style is for cool, detailed wines. There is also a Ventoux, La Gazette, which has character.
LVT 2009 r
LVT 2015 r The Lubéron reds have a hand made style, and the smaller production Amo Roujo red was a most appealing **** STGT wine in 2015. It is an organic domaine
LVT 2015 wh Nifty 8 hectare domaine near Pertuis, vineyards at 390 metres a definite aid. Stylish white
LVT 2018 r 2018 wh 2018 rosé Laura has moved from being a sommelière to wine producer, with rented vineyards [aided by some at 350 metres], her first vintage 2017. She favours fruit and easy drinking, and is making both Lubéron and Vin de France, with low levels of added SO2, 1 gm of it. I would welcome more Lubérons such as her Long-Courrier, which is 50% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2017 a strong **** wine.