France: Rhône Valley

Around Tain l'Hermitage

The wines of Hermitage, Crozes, Cornas and Saint Joseph
By John Wheeldon

This Guide was last updated on 08 August 2011
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Domaine-du-Tunnel
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Domaine du Tunnel

Address: 20 Rue de la République, 07130 Saint-Péray
Tel: 04 75 80 04 66  Fax: 04 75 80 06 50
Email: domaine-du-tunnel@wanadoo.fr
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 44:56:45N (44.94594)    Longitude: 4:50:41E (4.84467) 

An interesting domaine to visit in the little known St-Péray appellation. Stéphane Robert is the up and coming vigneron of the appellation and is also a major force in Cornas . He has taken over the vineyards of Marcel Juge and now has access to the old vines which used to produce Marcel’s selection Côteau Cornas. Both the cellars and a tasting room/shop are situated in the main shopping street in St-Péray and a tasting of the full range of wines if offered, There are interesting wines to taste including 100% Rousanne and Marsanne versions of still St-Péray as well as a range of Cornas including his concentrated Vin Noir and special Pur Noir.

Useful information: Open every week day 10.00-12.30 and 14.00-19.30, no appointment needed. Weekends by appointment. Groups welcome. Some staff speak a little English. If you wish to meet Stéphane and visit the cellars it would be better to telephone in advance.

 

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