Saint-Péray 'Cuvée Prestige' Domaine du Tunnel

PERA001
A blend of 80% Marsanne and 20% Roussanne from the lower slopes towards the village of Cornas, this is a lovely, concentrated wine, deep in flavour showing vitality and impressive on the finish.
Type:
Vintage:
2020
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
80% Marsanne, 20% Roussanne
Genre:
Style:
Dry
ABV:
0%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Saint-Péray
Body:
Rich, rounded and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink 2022+
Closure Type:
Cork
£44.99
 

Domaine du Tunnel

Stéphane Robert has moved his wine-making operations from a small cellar in Saint Péray up into the hills above the town where the old railway tunnel that gives the domaine its name is the perfect environment for vinification and élèvage. The ambient temperature never rises above 15°C even in the height of summer and there is plenty of natural humidity. Stéphane is one of the northern Rhône’s finest winemakers.

Tasting Notes

The bouquet is overt with conspicuous aromas of ripe and rich stone fruits. The palate is succulent, pears and melon fruits meander along the tongue with a soft and soothing acid balance. A lovely, concentrated wine, deep in flavour showing vitality and impressive on the finish. A little age will only enhance its complexity

Food Matches

Try with roasted Hake with a sun dried tomato pesto.

Vinification

Vinified and aged for 8 months in 4 year-old oak barrels.

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