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DOMAINE ROMANEAUX-DESTEZET

LVT 2019 r 2019 wh An organic domaine, with a prime old Syrah vineyard at St Jean-de-Muzols for a Saint-Joseph, which is sold as Sainte-Épine, along with a Saint-Joseph called Clos des Cessieux, which comes from a low walled vineyard whose previous outside rental agreement lapsed in 2013, a vineyard belonging to Béatrice's great-grandmother. The Sainte-Épine is a more sunny wine than the Cessieux - both are very good. In the late 2010s a 100% Roussanne St Joseph blanc from St Jean-de-Muzols called L'Etrati was introduced. There is low sulphur use during vinification, and the wines benefit from decanting before drinking.

The Vin de France (ex-Vin de pays) collection is interesting, those vineyards now 11 hectares. The Gamay Souteronne is suited to the aperitif, and in a vintage such as 2019 (and 2014) is right on the monety as a w.o.w. wine. The Syrah has always been a good do, the 2018 pure and pleasing, a **** wine. The serious white Vin de France, Roussanne-Viognier, exceeds its category, and is usually best drunk with food.

Hervé, Béatrice Souhaut Les Romaneaux 07410 Arlebosc

Tel: +33(0)475 08 57 20

http://romaneaux.destezet.free.fr

Countries exported to:1) USA 2) Scandinavia, notably Norway, Denmark; 2010: 1) Scandinavia, notably Norway, Denmark 2) Japan 3) USA – before was 1) Japan 2) Switzerland

Percentage Exported: 70% - before (2010) was 60% - before that was 50%

British Importers: Les Caves de Pyrène, Pew Corner, Old Portsmouth Road, Artington GU3 1LP www.lescaves.co.uk +44(0)1483 554750/538820 sales@lescaves.co.uk On We Go, 6 Duke of York Street, London SW1Y 6LA +44(0)207 839 4526 The Wine Society Stevenage

USA Importers: Kermit Lynch, Berkeley, California +1510 5241 686 Jenny & Francois Selections World Wide Wine Ltd New York NY +1646 322 4254 and CA Artisanal Cellars VT Rafael Flores +1802 299 7896 www.artisanalcellars.com raf@artisanalcellars.com William’s Corner Wines Charlottesville VA +1434 566 7079 www.williamscorner.com