Côte Rôtie "Côteaux de Bassenon" - 2018 - Jean Michel Stephan
A powerful, complex nose of cherry pits and blackcurrant, with floral, smoky, and rosemary notes. On the palate: complexity, charm, purity, smoothness, minerality, and phenomenal length.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 14.5 %
- To drink from
- 2023 to 2033
From a terraced terroir of dark migmatite with layers of biotite. “Bassenon” is not the name of a vineyard site but of the stream at the bottom of the slope. Jean Michel is a purist, with no chemicals used in the vineyard or the winery, which means zero sulphur, indigenous yeasts, etc... A blended cuvée of Syrah and Viognier. Yield: 15 hl/ha. Vinification: carbonic maceration and 24 months maturation in barrels, with no sulphur and no filtration.
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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