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DOMAINE ANTHONY VALLET

LVT 2018 r 2018 wh Good, steady progress at this domaine, with a switched-on son, Anthony, an enthusiastic recent contributor. Father Louis was at the Cave Co-operative of Péage-de-Roussillon. Measures taken since the mid-2010s - more working of the soils, inclusion of stems in the hot vintages, and increasing the cask size to 600-litres or demi-muids for the top Muletiers - have combined with a maturing vineyard to usher forward wines of increased poise and elegance.

The red St-Joseph Muletiers is based on 1965-1970 Syrah, and really hit its stride in 2018, which gave a classy, refined ****(*) wine. The white St-Joseph Méribets, 80% Roussanne mainly from the early 1990s, therefore growing up now, has been a sound wine, but really hit the mark in the hot 2018 vintage, when it was a ****(*) wine, grounded and wholesome. The Condrieu Rouelle-Midi has improved recently as the vineyard has grown up, the 2013 ****(*) STGT, and the 2015 and 2016 both ***(*) wines

Anthony Vallet, father Louis La Croisette N86 07340 Serrières

Tel: +33(0)475 34 04 64

http://www.domainevallet.com

domaine.vallet@orange.fr

Countries exported to:1) Belgium 2) Switzerland 3) GB 4) Germany – before was 1) Belgium 2) GB 3) USA

Percentage Exported: 30%, up from 10%-14%

British Importers: Haynes Hanson & Clark 7 Elystan Street London SW3 3NT +44(0)207 584 7927 Avery's, Bristol (Condrieu) Waitrose (Rouelle Midi)

USA Importers: Regal Wine Imports John O’Neill 2 Commerce Drive suite 3 Moorestown NJ 08057 +1856 985 6388 www.regalwine.com info@regalwine.com