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LVT 2018 r An organic domaine, first wine in 2010, where Adrien hit problems with a very long maceration and raising on his Gigondas, ending in him not issuing the final wine. I have left notes up to give an idea, however. By the 2014 vintage, he had halved the vinification from four to two weeks. The policy in 2011 was to continue with whole bunch fermentation, but bottling in October following the harvest - one winter too soon, in my view, but financial needs must. The raising in concrete by the 2014-15 vintages was around 18 months, and now is within one year, the style lighter. The Gigondas vineyards are above 400 metres.

Adrien Roustan (1987) did Burgundian studies – two years on viticulture at Beaune and one year on commerce at Dijon. His grandfather Raymond Bertrand sold his wine to the merchant trade. He works part of his grandfather's 13.14 hectare vineyard. Bottle numbers have risen - the Vacqueyras from 4,000 to 18,000, for instance. Marked promise, a name to note, with the 2015 Vacqueyras red a harmonious and full southern wine, ****(*) quality. The wines are organic.

Adrien Roustan 470 chemin de Fontbonne Hameau de Fontbonne 84190 Vacqueyras

Tel: +33(0)490 28 09 63


Countries exported to:1) GB

Percentage Exported: 10%

British Importers: until 2012 vintage Berry Brothers St James’s Street London SW1 www.bbr.com

USA Importers: Thomas Calder Selections 29 rue d'Armenie 92140 Clamart France +33(0)1 46 45 15 29 www.thomascalderselections.com tkcalder@yahoo.fr