Atelier des Source ‘La Lumiére’ 2019 Cotes du Rhone
90% Rousanne, 10% Bourboulenc
The Kildare-based winemaker is Simon Tyrrell, who has a degree in winemaking from Plumpton College in East Sussex, and has been making wine in the Rhône valley for five years now. More recently, with several colleagues in Ireland, he bought three hectares of vines in the southern Rhône.
Côtes du Rhône La Lumière shows a refined expression of white flowers, pear, lemon, and hints of honey on the nose. Elegant, Rich and lively attack, with notes of white flowers, stone fruits and spices. Really good structure and richness in the mid-palate and a good acidity in the finish. Only 880 bottles produced.
"This has delicious, succulent peaches and apricot. Textured and rich with plenty of structure and acidity. It would be perfect with richer starters such as scallops or prawns, or turkey with all the trimmings."
John Wilson, Irish Times