Maison Stephan Cote Rotie So Brune 2018

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Tags: Cote Rotie, France, French red, Natural, Northern Rhone, Organic Wine, Red Wine, Rhone, Syrah, Viognier

80% SYRAH, 20% VIOGNER • Harvested by hand and brought into a cold room to concentrate fruit profile • Carbonic maceration. Whole cluster added to a stainless saturated with carbonic gas • 2 weeks of infusion without punchdown. Intracellular Fermentation during that time. • Wine will age for 24 months in neutral oak barrels to bring more volume • 3 rackings are performed during the vinification to remove lees • Bottling takes place on a fruit day and a descending moon. 

“So’Brune” is a single parcel belonging to the village of Vernay, in the côte brune. The parcel is built with Syrah and Viognier terrasses. Mica schist bring more structure so the viognier calms the Syrah expressions. Everything is worked by hand and with a winch.


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