Rhone EP

2017 Saint Péray ‘Cuvée Roussanne’, Dom. du Tunnel, Rhone, France 6x75cl IB

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Stéphane Robert has moved his wine-making operations from a small cellar in Saint Péray up into the hills above the town.  The old railway tunnel that gives the domaine its name is the perfect environment for vinification and élevage. The ambient temperature never rises above 15C even in the height of summer and there is plenty of natural humidity. 
In 2017, after a perfect growing season, the white grape varieties were harvested at the end of August in order to preserve the maximum of freshness and acidity with the syrah following a week later from 4th to 15th September.  The warm, dry summer resulted in a small crop of rich, concentrated wines.  The whites are ripe and aromatic; the reds are dense and powerful with lovely freshness and beautiful, ripe tannins.  It is rare to have such a combination of depth and elegance.

"Vinified using only natural yeasts, 50% in 1000 litre wooden vats and 50% in four to five year old oak barriques. With a honeyed nose, this wine is rich whilst still being elegant. The roussanne provides delicious fruit on the palate and is full and concentrated with fine minerality on the finish.  Drink 2019-2021."
Charles Taylor MW, March 2019

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