Domaine Jean-Michel Stephan
Côte Rôtie "Les Binardes" - 2018 - Jean Michel Stephan
A complex, powerful, spicy wine with notes of black fruits, violets and liquorice. On the palate, it’s fresh, smooth, and well balanced. A very beautiful expression of the Syrah grape, with lovely minerality. It’s superb – and it’s natural.
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 15 %
- To drink from
- 2020 to 2030
Formerly known as the "Nature" cuvée, it’s now named for its single vineyard origin: "Les Binardes" on the Côte Blonde, under "Tupin", a terraced terroir of granite and gneiss, with slopes as steep as 40%. This cuvée is made up of 90% cloned Syrah planted in 1986 and 10% Viognier from massal selection. Aged 12 months in stainless steel tanks, with zero sulphur.
Jean-Michel Stéphan, a bona fide vigneron and intransigent winemaker, 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 hectares 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,...All wines
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