Vinified exclusively in stainless steel tank, aromas of red cherries, blackberries and forest floor nicely segue with similar notes on the palate. This medium-bodied red is immediately approachable, offering silky tannins and good acidity.
wine was cultivated from an early age, Michel Tardieu became intimately familiar with the great terroirs of the Rhone Valley as well as its many fine vignerons during a sixteen year career as a chauffeur for the Conseil General de Vaucluse. While driving various dignitaries around the countryside, he also absorbed great knowledge of the regional wines and developed invaluable relationships with many important growers, local chefs and restaurateurs. Later, through these contacts, Michel met his future partner, Dominique Laurent, who was gaining recognition as a negociant in Burgundy. Laurent’s expertise in choosing small lots of wine from old-vine parcels and raising them in barrels of his own making provided an example and inspiration for Michel and the two friends soon began a similar effort in the Rhone Valley. Their first vintage was 1994. Within a few short years, Tardieu-Laurent became known as one of the Rhone Valley’s finest producers and Michel Tardieu as one of its most gifted winemakers. Selection and hand-crafting of wines at this level can only be accomplished on a small scale. Today his production remains limited with two thirds coming from the southern Rhone and one third from the North. The wines are coveted by connoisseurs throughout the world and have earned consistently high praise from numerous respected wine critics. Anyone interested in exploring the splendors of the Rhone Valley would be fortunate to do it with the wines of Tardieu-Laurent.
|(60% Syrah/40% Grenache). Fruit from 60 year old Grenache and 30 year old Syrah vines were harvested from a single domaine northeast of Nimes in the Gard. Here, the red soils are covered by a layer of smooth stones.
|Located in the magnificent ancient Cellars of the Castle of Lourmarin, in Luberon, this small Maison produces a range of astonishing Wines.
After its extremely succesful introduction, just a few years ago,
It is now a member of the most restricted circle of Vallée du Rhône Top Wines producers