About The Wine
This Syrah sits in its own suave stylistic area, outside the norm of what you might expect from a producer based in and around Condrieu.
Comprised of organic Syrah grapes grown on a 15 year old vineyard in Ardèche, and raised in a mix of old oak and Tuscan amphora, this is a natural, moreish, modern expression of the variety.
The aromatics are lilting and floral, the tannins firm and smooth. It's a sexy, slinky red from a northern Rhone producer to keep an eye on.
About Slope by Thibaud Capellaro
Thibaud Capellaro is one of the most recent upstart producers based in the north of the Rhone Valley.
Slope is his negociant project where he sources organic grapes from surrounding farmers. At his home near Condrieu, he turns these grapes into a series of colourful, vibrant wines that defy the conventions of the region.
The Slope wines are made with a hands-off philosophy. Wild yeasts, minimal sulphur, nothing else added. His is an exciting emerging project that will be one to watch over the coming years.