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CAVE SAINT-DÉSIRAT

LVT 2017 wh 2016 r Has been one of the best Co-operatives in the Rhône Valley over many years. After a dip in the late 2000s, connected to the collapse of the Cave de Sarras, there have been more encouraging signs from 2012 and more especially 2013. By 2006 it was accounting for over 45% of all St-Joseph, following the bankruptcy of the other main St-Joseph Co-operative, the Cave de Sarras. The wines are made in a more modern style these days, and oak use is apparent on the more expensive reds, as well as the Condrieu. The Tradition Saint-Joseph red is easy to drink, and not noticeably oaked, while the Rochevine has pretty natural depth. The 2016 Saint Joseph Côte Diane red was a commendable, easy to drink ***(*) wine. The white St-Josephs are agreeable, suited for early drinking.

Jean-Luc Chaleat, director 07340 Saint-Désirat

Tel: +33(0)475 34 22 05

http://www.cave-saint-desirat.com

maisondesvins@cave-saint-desirat.fr

Countries exported to:1) GB 2) Canada 3) Norway

Percentage Exported: 12%

British Importers: Waitrose Wine Direct Bracknell Berks +44 1344 826 837 www.waitrose.com

USA Importers: Arborway Imports Inc 141 Middlesex Turnpike Burlington MA 01803 +1781 365 1137 www.arborwayimports.com mark@arborwayimports.com