'La Traversée', Atelier des Sources, 2017 Côtes du Rhône Villages
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 ten years now. More recently, with several colleagues in Ireland, he bought three hectares of vines in the southern Rhône.
Atelier des Sources is run by Simon Tyrrell, and Charles Derain of Les Deux Cols and Thomas Schmittel of Domaine des Lises in Crozes-Hermitage. Using their deep knowledge of the Rhône Valley and Languedoc, they source high quality grapes from what they regard as exceptional vineyard sites.
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