Tardieu-Laurent: Great Rhones
Tardieu-Laurent in the wine trade is what we call a "négociant." Instead of owning vineyards, they select and buy wines from growers in many regions of France. In this case the wines are from the Northern Rhone (Saint-Joseph, Crozes-Hermitage) and the Southern Rhone (Cotes-du-Rhone and Chateauneuf-du-Pape). Their very high standards have led to critical acclaim at every price-point.