Condrieu "Le Tinal" - 2020 - Jean Michel Stephan
A nose with notes of apricot, citrus, violet, and honey, with a hint of exotic fruit. The palate is at once crystalline and unusually powerful and fleshy, with length like we’ve rarely experienced in a tasting, and a finish with a hint of salinity. Serious stuff here – a very great wine.
- 50 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 13 %
- To drink from
- 2024 to 2034
100% Viognier, as the Condrieu appellation requires, from old vines farmed organically and planted in the commune of Vérin on the Le Tinal vineyard site, which has granite and biotite soils, and faces south/southeast. The grapes are harvested by hand and the yields are kept under tight control. Vinified naturally, with indigenous yeasts, and 12 months of maturation in oak barrels. Neither fined nor filtered. Comes in a 50-cl bottle.
Jean-Michel Stéphan, a man who respects and draws inspiration from the past, while also being modern and innovative, created his estate in 1991. It stretches over 4.5 ha in the Côte-Rôtie, including such legendary vineyard sites as Tupin, Semons and Bassenon. His vineyards are made up of 30% Sérine (considered the original stock of Syrah, a pure grape variety which makes wines finer, more full...All wines
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