Jean-Michel Stephan

Domain: Jean-Michel Stephan

This exceptional domain produces – and it’s a rare enough fact in the region to be pointed out – natural Côte-Rôties without sulphites. He is converting to organic viticulture and takes inspiration from biodynamics, following the lunar calendar for instance. The results are stunning: wines which are admired for their freshness, purity and elegance.

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.

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Price List Jean-Michel Stephan

Wine name Vintage Price

Côte-Rôtie Les Binardes

2018

64 Price estimate statistics 2018

Vin de France

2017

18 Price estimate statistics 2017

Côte-Rôtie

2016

68 Price estimate statistics 2016

Côte-Rôtie Coteaux de Tupin

2016

62 Price estimate statistics 2016

Côte-Rôtie So'Brune

2015

136 Price estimate statistics 2015

Côte-Rôtie Vieilles Vignes

2015

123 Price estimate statistics 2015

Vin de France

2015

17 Price estimate statistics 2015

Côte-Rôtie Coteaux de Tupin

2015

83 Price estimate statistics 2015

Côte-Rôtie

2015

51 Price estimate statistics 2015

Côte-Rôtie Coteaux de Bassenon

2014

87 Price estimate statistics 2014

Côte-Rôtie

2014

57 Price estimate statistics 2014

Côte-Rôtie Coteaux de Bassenon

2013

69 Price estimate statistics 2013

Côte-Rôtie Coteaux de Tupin

2013

67 Price estimate statistics 2013

Côte-Rôtie Vieilles Vignes

2011

125 Price estimate statistics 2011

Vin de France

2011

81 Price estimate statistics 2011

Côte-Rôtie

2010

72 Price estimate statistics 2010

Côte-Rôtie Coteaux de Tupin

2009

110 Price estimate statistics 2009

Côte-Rôtie

2009

74 Price estimate statistics 2009

Côte-Rôtie Vieilles Vignes

2009

108 Price estimate statistics 2009

Côte-Rôtie Coteaux de Bassenon

2009

103 Price estimate statistics 2009

Côte-Rôtie

2008

46 Price estimate statistics 2008

Côte-Rôtie Coteaux de Tupin

2008

86 Price estimate statistics 2008

Côte-Rôtie Coteaux de Bassenon

2008

77 Price estimate statistics 2008

Côte-Rôtie Coteaux de Tupin

2007

91 Price estimate statistics 2007

Côte-Rôtie Coteaux de Bassenon

2007

92 Price estimate statistics 2007

Côte-Rôtie

2006

52 Price estimate statistics 2006

Côte-Rôtie Vieilles Vignes

2006

78 Price estimate statistics 2006

Côte-Rôtie Coteaux de Tupin

2006

80 Price estimate statistics 2006

Côte-Rôtie Coteaux de Bassenon

2006

33 Price estimate statistics 2006

Côte-Rôtie

2005

65 Price estimate statistics 2005

Côte-Rôtie Vieilles Vignes

2005

116 Price estimate statistics 2005

Côte-Rôtie Coteaux de Tupin

2005

40 Price estimate statistics 2005

Côte-Rôtie

2004

71 Price estimate statistics 2004

Côte-Rôtie Coteaux de Tupin

2004

56 Price estimate statistics 2004

Côte-Rôtie Coteaux de Tupin

2003

66 Price estimate statistics 2003

Côte-Rôtie

2003

73 Price estimate statistics 2003

Côte-Rôtie

2002

59 Price estimate statistics 2002

Côte-Rôtie Coteaux de Tupin

2002

72 Price estimate statistics 2002

Côte-Rôtie

2001

60 Price estimate statistics 2001

Côte-Rôtie

2000

82 Price estimate statistics 2000

Côte-Rôtie

1999

104 Price estimate statistics 1999
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