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.
"Lustrous plum-ruby in colour, this has a lovely, appetizing nose, bright, breezy, floral and rich in fresh berried fruit - all surprisingly pretty, given its status. The palate then echoes the aromatics of the nose, adding a heady dash of pepper and darker undertones of tobacco and wood smoke. Beautifully balanced, it offers a harmonious blend of suppressed power and aromatic, concentrated, perfumed, richness. It deserves time."
Drink now / lay down 2020 - 2030
Michel Tardieu is a micro négociant-éleveur, based in Lourmarin, Provence, producing wines from the Northern and Southern Rhone.