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DOMAINE DES COTEAUX DES TRAVERS

LVT 2016 r 2016 wh 2011 VDN 2015 rosé VDN 2011 ambré  Unpretentious, grass roots quality; style has moved from robust to more abundant, smooth and gourmand since change of oenologue to Philippe Cambie after 2008. The fruit holds commendable purity. The wines still have local character. They are organic and biodynamic. There are now several Rasteau reds, La Mondona being the main flag bearer. the 2016 a **** STGT wine. The 80% 1930s Grenache, 20% 1940 Carignan Rasteau Lou Montel red, first made in 2015, was a ****(*) wine in 2016.

More of the wine is bottled than in the past, with around 30% of La Mondona previously sold in bulk. The Cairanne, now called Terra Rosea, was a w.o.w. ***(*) wine in 2016, while the 2015 Côtes du Rhône Cuvée Char à Vin red was a **** w.o.w. wine, and the very small production Rasteau Vin Doux Naturel Ambré Hors d’age red was a marvellous ****(*) wine in 2009, expressive and deep from that sun-filled vintage, with the 2011 a **** wine of good character: it's well worth seeking out

Robert Charavin BP 5 84110 Rasteau

Tel: +33(0)490 46 13 69

http://www.coteaux-des-travers.com

coteaux-des-travers@rasteau.fr

British Importers: Big Red Wine Company +44(0)1638 510 803 www.bigredwine.co.uk Terry Herbert 37 Beckside Norton Malton YO17 8AR +44(0)1653 690535

USA Importers: Charles Neal Selections California www.charlesnealselections.com inquiry@charlesnealselections.com