“Côteaux de Bassenon” is a single parcel co-planted with Syrah, Serine, and Viognier belonging to the village of Tupin. The parcel is in the Southern part of the AOP; the last parcel before Condrieu. Everything is worked by hand and with a winch. Special Gobelet pruning called cabane to elevate grapes. Soil is also worked with pickaxe.
Jean-Michel Stephan is a rising star who is gaining recognition for his unfiltered and hypernatural Cote-Roties. His small 11 acre parcel spans the Cote Blonde (90%) and the Cote Brune (10%) and is predominately planted to Syrah, followed by Serine (the small berry ancestor of Syrah) and Viognier. On average, his vines are 50 years old although some vines are more 100 years old.
40% Syrah 40% Serine 20% Viognier