All wines stored at 55° and 70% humidity
"Having vinified over 30 vintages of Côte-Rôtie, Jean-Michel Stephan is one of the true masters of natural winemaking in the Northern Rhône. His wines have a vivacious purity that make them instantly identifiable, marked by a balance of energy and transcendence that comes from a lifetime pursuit of his vision to craft flawless wines with absolutely no additives.
Jean-Michel comes from a long lineage of regional farmers. He remembers his grandfather farmed just about anything and everything, and was successful enough to sell nine full train wagon loads of apricots per year. At the end of his vegetable rows, he planted grapes on trellises to divide his fields from the neighbors, then sold this wine off in barrel to local bistros. At the time, the steep hillside vineyards of the area were considered so unimportant that they were given away for free alongside a purchase of flat fertile farmland next to the Rhône river, which is how the family acquired the plot known today as Les Binards!" - Importer Note