Côte-Rôtie Côteaux de Bassenon

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Type

Red Wine

Appellation

Cote-Rotie

Variety

40% Syrah
40% Serine
20% Viognier

Côteaux de Bassenon is the most southerly vineyard in Côte-Rôtie, and is sometimes labeled Côteaux de Semons. The majority of Jean-Michel's vines in this parcel were planted in 1896, which would make them the first vines planted after the phylloxera epidemic devastated French vineyards in the late 19th century. 20% of the vineyard is planted to Viognier, and the rest is planted half to Serine (the oldest vines) and half to Syrah. In 2020, Jean-Michel and Romain planted an additional 0.4 ha.

Viticulture
Vineyard name

Côteaux de Bassenon (also called Côteaux de Semons)

Soil type

Granite & Dark composite gneiss with biotite

Vines planted in1896, 1989, 2020
Vineyard size1.7 ha
ExpositionSouth
Vinification

carbonic or semicarbonic fermentation with native yeast and no added SO2

Elevage24 months in used barrels from the Tronçon forest
Harvest typeHand Harvested
Fining/FilteringUnfined and unfiltered with no SO2 added
Additional info
Total production average5,000 bottles
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