Côte Rôtie "Côteaux de Tupin" - 2020 - Jean Michel Stephan
A complex, powerful, elegant and spicy nose with notes of black fruit, violets and liquorice. On the palate: complexity, charm, purity, and smoothness. This is the Serine grape at its finest, with lovely minerality and phenomenal length...
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 13 %
- To drink from
- 2024 to 2034
A cuvée of 100% Sérine – an indigenous, non-cloned Syrah variety. Old vines planted between 1941 and 1997, on the upper slopes of Tupin, on a terraced vineyard of granite and gneiss soils, typical of the southern part of the Côte-Rôtie appellation. This part of the hill has up to 50% slope. The grapes are harvested by hand at low yields. Vinification: after carbonic maceration, with no added sulphur, the wine is matured 24 months in barrels. Bottled at the estate without fining or 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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