Tardieu-Laurent is essentially a super-selective négociant-éleveur, family owned and run. Michel Tardieu is at the helm working alongside with his oenologist son Bastien with his wife Michelle and daughter Camille on administration. The concept of the company centres around Michel’s and increasingly Bastien’s Tardieu's abilities in sourcing small parcels of designated wines from quality fruit, then taking care of their élevage in the Tardieu’s cellar in Lourmarin. Michel has worked tirelessly to build relationships with small growers, over many years, encouraging best practice and sourcing, in the main, low production, old vine fruit. It is Michel’s and Bastien’s meticulous attention to detail, which makes these wines so special.
"Shimmering, jet-shot plum, this delivers intense, bright red and black fruit, perfumed with floral notes and liberally spiced with pepper. There are dark, earthy, mineral notes, wood-smoke and tobacco – all reflected on the palate, which is firm, powerful and brooding, its potential as yet unleashed. There is lovely freshness and precision and a citrus lift – a really impressive wine.
Drink now / lay down 2020 - 2028
Michel Tardieu is a micro négociant-éleveur, based in Lourmarin, Provence, producing wines from the Northern and Southern Rhone.
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