The wine is made from 100 % Serine , the vines are on gneiss and were planted in 1992. Bottled without filtration with minimal addition of sulphur after 24 months of ageing in small wooden barrels.
Black, almost dense in colour to the rim, with purple reflections.
The 2018 Côte Rotie "Coteaux de Tupin" presents itself with lots of fruit of wild raspberries, blueberry compote, sloe, elderberry and prune. Fine dark chocolate, freshly brewed coffee, black pepper and clove complete its brilliant and deep bouquet.
When you dive into this velvet carpet, you are reminded of violet pastilles, then acidity and tannin take hold and you realise that this wine will only show its full beauty in a few years. The impatient taster is advised to aerate it a few hours beforehand at the current stage and enjoy it from a large Burgundy glass. Wow, what a monument!
Food recommendations by Christina Hilker
- Tapenade of olive paste and Mediterranean herbs on grilled rye bread
- Pigeon with liquorice sauce, Brussels sprouts and potato gratin
- Lamb shanks braised with green bacon beans
Jean-Michel Stephan, 1 ancienne route de Semons, 69420 Tupin-et-Semons / France