LVT 2014 rosé 2015 r Frédéric Desplans took over part of the vineyard – 4 hectares – in 2014, after his mother Edith had continued the work of her late husband Denis, who died in 1989. The 1911 Grenache was planted by Frédéric’s grandfather André. There is also a holiday let. Frédéric sends part of his crop to the Co-operative of Roaix-Séguret, with the 4 hectares under his own name (Château Jonquier), the 2014 vintage the first. Whole bunch vinification is practised. The 2015 Séguret Jonquilles red was a straightforward *** wine. There is a zero SO2 Séguret red called Privilège
LVT 2018 r A wine family with a recently revived estate. Plan de Dieu Villages red, Rasteau red, Côtes du Rhône, Sablet white, Séguret white. The *** 2014 Rasteau red was a very gourmand wine, for sipping more than free drinking, but the 2018 Rasteau was much more like it, a clearly-fruited, tasty **** w.o.w. wine
LVT 2019 r 2010 wh 2015 rosé This Swiss-owned domaine was sold in early 2012. The son of the old owners Nicolas Haeni has kept 4 hectares of Séguret at Malmont, high up behind Domaine de Mourchon. The new owners come from the Loire, with Monsieur Baudry previously in insurance. The hotel continues as a very comfortable venue, the cuisine correct. The style of the wine is sleek and textured. The last vintage made by the Haenis was 2011; these have been highly consistent wines from an old favourite domaine at Séguret. Good quality, reliability.
Over the years, the Gigondas red has been an STGT wine. It comes from a 3 hectare vineyard at 280 metres on La Fouille et Les Florets, shallow clay-limestone soils. Called Jucunditas, it can go to **** (2015, 2017) or even ****(*) (2019). The ***(*) 2014 Sablet Les deux Anges was also STGT, a wine of clarity and detail. The 2016 Séguret reds Cassa Bassa (quietly complex) and Cuvée Garnacho (super tasty) were both very good, the former **** and the latter ****(*).
LVT 2015 r 2015 rosé Pablo started to make and bottle his own wine with the 2010 vintage. In 2011 he added a Séguret red, which in 2015 was an excellent, very deep ****(*) wine. Pablo used to work at Château Saint Cosme in Gigondas. The early promise is being delivered here. The wines are organic-biodynamic.
LVT 2012 wh 2015 r Vinification and sale of the Côtes du Rhône red to the merchant trade since 1970, with wine sold in bottle since 1980. Younger son Christian and son-in-law Alex Suter (GB) worked together until Christian left to work in New Zealand; Alex and wife Sabine have run the domaine since 2013. Half the wine is still sold in bulk. There are a little over 50 hectares split between Séguret, Côtes du Rhône and Vin de Pays. Things are on the up here. The 2015 Séguret red was a genuine, spicy ***(*) wine, the 2015 Séguret La Montagne, from one of the best sites, at altitude, was a thorough ***(*) wine, its homely depth aided by the age of the vines, some from the 1960s. The Séguret Bel Air is the oaked wine, of less interest
LVT 2017 r 2015 wh The first vintage here was 2006. Christian Voeux was for many years the winemaker at Château Mont-Redon at Châteauneuf-du-Pape until his appointment as director-oenologue at Château La Nerthe in 2008. This is his own domaine, with very good, clearly struck wines of marked promise. The Séguret red Laurances has been raised for much longer and partly in oak since the 2014 vintage. It is fleshy wine. The new Séguret Estelles red was an interesting **** wine in 2015, while the plot selection Réserve red, 80% Grenache, 20% Syrah planted in 1993-94, was a wholesome **** wine in 2016.
LVT 2017 r 2017 wh 2019 rosé Switched on domaine run by a Scots family, newcomers to wine when the domaine was established in 1998. These are wines of depth and power, with good fruit clarity. The two main 2012 Séguret reds are less heady than usual, the vintage speaking in their favour, a notably good VALUE Tradition leading the way. The 2015 Séguret Grande Réserve red was a chunky **** wine. The Séguret rosé, called Loubié, is clear and just what a rosé should be (eg 2014).
LVT 2017 r 2015 rosé 2015 wh Laurent Bellion is the 5th generation of his family at Séguret, the fourth to be a viticulteur. He increased his 15 hectares to 19 ha in 2013. He takes nearly all his harvest to the Co-operatives of Vaison-la-Romaine and Roaix-Séguret, and started in 2011 with a bottling of 1,300 bottles, the wine vinified for him by Duplessy (an outside contractor) at Jonquières. The style is robust, manly, drink with big-flavoured dishes, the fruit becoming stylish. The quantity bottled is creeping up. The 2015 Séguret rosé was a genuine ***(*) wine
LVT 2015 r 2015 wh 2011 rosé 1st vintage was 2010, keen young man. The estate is organic. White Côtes du Rhône La Font di Fades is a savoury wine with character, for la table, as in 2015. The Sablet and Séguret reds have been powerful and STGT, good for a first shot. The 2015 Séguret La Font di Fades red was a cosy, very fresh ***(*) wine
LVT 2017 r 2018 wh 2018 rosé. In the past, these have been organic wines of character, with STGT leanings as well. The 2015 classic Séguret red was an STGT **** wine (as it was in 2010), the 2015 Séguret les levants red a storming ****(*) wine, with great inner heart. Since Jean and Martine took more of a back seat, the wines have become more uneven, and dry tannins can be a problem. The Vin de France Le Rosé de Janot rosé, which includes Tempranillo, remains a good wine, between *** and ***(*)
LVT 2015 r 2015 rosé 2015 wh Fair quality from time to time, more on the Roaix. The white Séguret, called Le Blanc, was a ***(*) w.o.w. wine in 2014, and *** in 2015
LVT 2017 r 2014 wh 2015 rosé Grass roots, full wine, low sulphur use, some authentic promise. The domaine has converted to organic. The 2015 Séguret red was a juicy ***(*) wine. There is now a Rasteau red, the 2017 a **** wine, partly raised in new oak
LVT 2016 r 2015 rosé 2017 wh The son of the owners of Domaine de Cabasse, which was sold in 2013. 4.5 hectares at altitude, vineyards that are nicely mature, a good new project. Sleek, shapely red wine - the 2016 **** quality - indeed a very good trio of the three colours; the 2015 Séguret blanc, made from 1987 Roussanne, was a stylish **** wine. There is a hand made feel here. The Haenis also have an interesting little venture at Collioure.