Established by Bastien’s father Michel Tardieu in the mid-1990s, this is a highly personal business, which runs on reputation and individual recommendations.
As Bastien tells it, when he set out, his father asked producers two questions: “From which producers in the same appellation they liked to drink their wines and if they had any friends/producers with well-located old vines [who would be] interested to work with us. And producers organised the meeting. And to be honest, it's still working like that today.”
Michel and Bastien buy grapes, vinify them in the regions of origin and then mature them all under one roof. The wines come from a 300km stretch, from Côte-Rôtie in the north to Bandol in the south. Tardieu-Laurent’s home, where élevage takes place, is Lourmarin, in Provence – a dream location.
"An early-drinking southern Rhône Grenache blend of spicy red cherry aromas and juicy raspberry flavours, medium-bodied and with 14% alcohol. "
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Michel Tardieu is a micro négociant-éleveur, based in Lourmarin, Provence, producing wines from the Northern and Southern Rhone.