LVT 2011 r 2012 wh 2011 rosé Created 1939; 160 Co-operateurs making 43,000 hl split between Saint-Maurice Villages, Côtes du Rhône, Vinsobres and Vin de Pays. Saint-Maurice was promoted to Villages status in 1964 thanks to friends in high places. The quality is decent, and probably above what one would expect from one of the more obscure Villages, albeit one with good soils. The usual formula applies here – swerve the fancy, oaked wines and focus on the simple cuvées. From Saint-Maurice, the Mauritius red and the rosé both sound, with sound work on the temperature controlled wines making a big difference - both white and rosé.
LVT 2014 r 2015 wh Young Adrien Fabre also works the Visan Domaine La Florane. The Saint-Maurice Guillaume de Rouville white is one of the top Southern Rhône whites, and very good VALUE. The crop was delivered to the Co-operative at St Maurice until 2001, when the Fabres built the cellar. Gradual retreat from a lot of oak a good sign of learning, and both 2010 Saint Maurice reds were great, with more emphasis on Syrah, which does well in these cool soils.
LVT 2009 r 2009 wh Cosmoculture here. Philippe Viret was at the Co-operative of Saint-Maurice, and made his first wine in 1999. He is the fourth generation of his family in wine. The domaine numbers 28 hectares of vineyards set in a total of 54 hectares that involve the grazing of sheep, pigs, and apricot, cherry and olive trees. No sulphur used on his reds. Question of taste if you take to these full, sometimes a bit forced, wines.
LVT 2009 r Glaring value for the 2009. Highly recommended for online purchases in GB.