Domaine Yves Cuilleron 2016 'Les Vignes d'a Cote' Roussanne, Collines Rhodaniennes IGP

Domaine Yves Cuilleron 2016 'Les Vignes d'a Cote' Roussanne, Collines Rhodaniennes IGP

Item Number: 10608

UPC: 0-811644011181

Country: France
Region: Rhone
Sub Region: Northern Rhone
Appellation/AVA: Collines Rhodaniennes IGP
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 100% Roussanne
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Granite-infused soils

The Roussanne is sourced from vineyards in Chavanay and in Saint-Michel-sur-Rhône, essentially granite-infused soils. A large majority of the vineyards are set on terraces which makes most mechanization difficult, if not impossible. Thus, much of the vineyard work continues to be done by hand. To control yields, Cuilleron does extensive debudding and, when necessary, practices a green harvest.

The fermentations (alcoholic and malolactic) are done in stainless steel with native yeast. Then, the wine is racked into a mix of barrels and stainless steel tanks for a six-month élevage before bottling. This wine is in constant contact with the lees during élevage with regular bâtonnage. The wine is lightly filtered before bottling.

Reviews

  • The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 90 (10/15/2017)

    Lovely, with verbena, chamomile, peach and yellow apple notes streaming through, backed by a flash of salted butter. Pure, showing textbook varietal character. Drink now through 2018.
  • Vinous
    Rating: 90 (5/1/2018)

    Ripe citrus and orchard fruits and a hint of honeysuckle on the fragrant nose. Juicy and seamless in texture, showing strong lift and cut to the fresh Meyer lemon and yellow apple flavors. Finishes on a refreshingly bitter peach pit note, displaying firm bite and strong, mineral-driven persistence.