Maison Stephan Syrah
Created in 1991, Maison Stephan covers 4.5 h on the Côte-Rôtie hillside. The vineyard is made up of Serines (the original variety of Syrah, pure and which makes wines even finer), Viognier and Syrah. Viticulture is as simple as possible: plowing with a horse, compost and no artificial chemicals. Vinification is natural, without SO2 and wines are neither filtered, nor fined.
This is their entry level Syrah. Classic northern Rhone Syrah, dark brambly fruits, granitic minerality, and a savoury roasted meat quality. Great acidity and ample tannins.