LVT 2015 r 2010 wh Sound reds, good white wine, brothers with motivation
LVT 2010 r 2007 wh I have always liked these wines, even if there are lots of them. Concentrate on the top reds - the Sylviane and the Grande Réserve Côtes du Rhônes, and the now termed Massif d`Uchaux Villages red. 30-35% of the production is bottled. The Pradier family have owned the Château since 1869. The approach is organic. Bernard is offbeat, hyperactive, off the wall, and always surrounded by lots of women! Until 2012 they ran a wine gallery in Avignon - in the most chic rue Joseph Vernier - that sold wines, sculptures, pictures, wine glasses, decanters.
LVT 2015 r 2015 wh 2015 rosé This is a long-established - the property has been in the Monier de Saint Esteve family of Madame Français since 1809 - and progressive domaine that was an early, large-scale bottler in the 1970s, their first bottled vintage being the wonderful 1961. From a long time back, around 40 years now, they are also growers of Viognier in these cooler climes. Good, very reliable Massif d'Uchaux red. The wines are officially organic. The 2015 Côtes du Rhône Tradition red was an STGT wine, ***(*)
LVT 2014 r 2014 wh A top name. Organic wines, very clear fruit, backed by refined depth. Good, small lot Gigondas and sound Châteauneuf-du-Pape red. The 2014 Côtes du Rhône white was ****
LVT 2009 r 2015 wh 2015 rosé Traditional style wines, led by the Villages Massif d`Uchaux and Cairanne. Their négociant business was sold in 2004 to allow more concentration on the domaine and its wines.
LVT 2008 wh 2015 r Organic since 2008, and now biodynamic as well. Good fruit. Half or a bit more is sold in bulk. The 2015 Massif d’Uchaux Arnaud Guichard Terroir du Miocène red bore a good, biodynamic virtue, naked clarity, a **** wine.
LVT 2015 r 2011 rosé The largest domaine - and bottler - at Massif d'Uchaux, run by Château La Nerthe. Sleek, modern, polished wines from limestone and sandy soils, with the 1970 Syrah among the oldest in the Côtes du Rhône and Villages category. The vineyard is organic. Bang-on the mark reliability here.
LVT 2007 r 2008 wh rosé The family used to be Co-operateurs at Rochegude and Suze-la-Rousse until 2003
LVT 2016 r 2016 wh 2014 rosé Good, sleekly-fruited Massif d'Uchaux wines. Quality has really been on the roll since the early 2010s, marked by tremendous purity of fruit. The family have Burgundy connections. The 2015 Massif d'Uchaux Garance red was a **** STGT wine, with the 25% Mourvèdre playing a good role, while the 2015 Villages white Sauvageonne was an exemplary, classy ****(*) wine, displaying the best virtues of the Clairette blanche. There are now 6,000 bottles of Châteauneuf-du-Pape red, the 2015 a robust **** wine. Biodynamic since 2007.
LVT 2012 r 2014 wh 2011 rosé Traditional, some extraction issues, but definitely worth a second look: STGT 2012 Côtes du Rhône red