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Côte-Rôtie Coteaux de Tupin Jean-Michel Stephan 2014

SpiceFood-friendly wineWine for the adventurous
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13%

0.75L

Intensity

Coteaux de Tupin is a Côte-Rôtie consisting of Serine, a very old variety of Syrah. Once harvested, the grapes are placed in a cold room (3°C) for 24 hours before the stemmed grapes are crushed. This is followed by a cold carbonic maceration (10°C) for 20 days. The fermentation is performed traditionally with indigenous yeasts, some punching down and pumping over. Jean-Michel Stephan neither filters nor fines his wine, which is matured in barrique barrels for 36 months. Power and richness characterise this wine, with its strong aromas of black berries, spices and flowers. The wine becomes increasingly refined and elegant over time. Enjoy with a grilled rib of beef and Sarlat-style potatoes.

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Côte-Rôtie Coteaux de Tupin Jean-Michel Stephan 2014

The wine

Coteaux de Tupin is a Côte-Rôtie consisting of Serine, a very old variety of Syrah. Once harvested, the grapes are placed in a cold room (3°C) for 24 hours before the stemmed grapes are crushed. This is followed by a cold carbonic maceration (10°C) for 20 days. The fermentation is performed traditionally with indigenous yeasts, some punching down and pumping over. Jean-Michel Stephan neither filters nor fines his wine, which is matured in barrique barrels for 36 months. Power and richness characterise this wine, with its strong aromas of black berries, spices and flowers. The wine becomes increasingly refined and elegant over time. Enjoy with a grilled rib of beef and Sarlat-style potatoes.

About the Producer Jean-Michel Stephan

Jean-Michel Stephan established his property in the commune of Tupin-Semons in the Côte-Rôtie appellation in 1991. This enthusiastic young winegrower planted his first hectare at the age of 14 and began his career at Jean-Paul Brun's Domaine des Terres Dorées (Beaujolais). From the outset, he opted for a very natural approach, both in his vineyards and at the winery. His vineyard was even certified organic at one stage, until he left this system believing it to be unreliable (particularly in the area of checks). Although no longer accredited, he has retained the practices of organic farming and does not use any artificial products, only organic fertilisers. New plots are planted with massal-selection Serine. His 4.5 hectares of vines have a hillside location and an ideal south, south-east exposure. On some of these parcels the work can only be carried out with the help of a horse or on foot. After a meeting with Yvon Métras and Marcel Lapierre, Jean-Michel stopped adding sulphites to his wine in 1997. He uses indigenous yeasts for fermentation and all aspects of his winemaking are as natural and as low intervention as possible. élevage, in barrels used for several fills, ranges from 12 to 24 months depending on the vintage. The wines are not fined or filtered. Jean-Michel Stephan takes every possible step to bring out the freshness and purity of the fruit and a sumptuous and elegant character. Because of the minimal use of sulphur, some of his wines can have a slightly reduced nose but these aromas quickly fade after aeration. Côtes-Rôtie wines from Jean-Michel Stephan are some of the most sought-after within the appellation.

Detailed characteristics

Quantity : 1 bottle

Origin : domain

Recoverable VAT : yes

Original wooden case / Original case : no

French customs seal : yes

Alcohol percentage : 13 %

Region : Rhone Valley

Appellation : Côte-Rôtie

Owner : Jean-Michel Stephan

Vintage : 2014

Colour : red

Ageing potential : drink until 2029

Service temperature : 16°

Viticulture : organic and natural More information....

Size (in ha) : 4.5 hectares

Intensity : smooth

Leading aroma : spice

Tasting occasion : food-friendly wine

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