Stéphanie Daumas bottle

Stéphanie Daumas

Red Wine, 2015

Stéphanie Daumas grew up among vines and barrels, learning from her winemaker father, then went on to earn a master’s degree in winemaking and viticulture. Determined to make modern wines, she hunted for great vineyards that her father’s winemaking generation had overlooked—and found one in Visan, a tiny village known for rustic reds. Blending tradition and her education, Stéphanie recast Visan as a place for fruity, bright wines that are among the Rhône’s very best. This wine is a blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, and 10% Mourvedre.

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Stéphanie Daumas Visan is a classic southern Rhône red, full of dark-fruit flavors perfectly balanced with savory characters—which is just what you want in a Villages-level wine.

Low
High
TANNIN
SWEETNESS
BODY
ACIDITY
APPEARANCE
Purple Garnet
APPEARANCE
Purple Garnet
FLAVORS & AROMAS
Cedar
Tobacco
Black pepper
Plum

Pairing

Rhône reds are like diplomats: they work anywhere, with everything. This one has the heft to match a meaty dish, and the fruit to either complement fresh veggies or dial back spicy heat.

TASTING TIP

Sniff for the aroma of black pepper. That’s the Syrah in the blend; the more peppery the Syrah, the cooler the place where it was grown

Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre grapes blend to create this peppery, spicy, and bold red wine.

Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre grapes blend to create this peppery, spicy, and bold red wine.

Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre grapes blend to create this peppery, spicy, and bold red wine.

Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre grapes blend to create this peppery, spicy, and bold red wine.

Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre grapes blend to create this peppery, spicy, and bold red wine.

Pour a fruity red with a spicy kick to stand up to this rich, sweater-weather dish. Dine by the fire, too.

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More About The Wine

Côtes du Rhône Villages is a designation for high-quality wines that come from specific villages in France’s southern Rhône Valley. Visan’s distinction from the other villages is that it’s cooler, affected the most by mistral winds. This makes the wines a bit brighter and zestier than other Côtes du Rhône reds.

DID YOU KNOW?

Côtes du Rhône is an appellation comprising 170 villages. Only 16 of those villages may use the prestigious Côtes du Rhône Villages distinction. Visan is one of them.

  • VARIETY
    Red Wine
  • VINTAGE
    2015
  • VINEYARD
    Various
  • APPELLATION REGION, STATE
    Visan, Rhone Valley, France
  • OAK
    Stainless steel and concrete vats
  • SOIL
    Various
  • ALCOHOL
    13.9%
  • FARMING
    Conventional

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