Domaine Yves Cuilleron 2018 'Les Vignes d'a Cote' Viognier, Collines Rhodaniennes IGP
Item Number: 13192
Sub Region: Northern Rhone
Appellation/AVA: Collines Rhodaniennes IGP
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: granite, alluvium
Case Production: 3,000
Winemaker Notes: The Cuilleron family domaine, located in the hamlet of Verlieu (part of the town of Chavanay) was founded several generations ago (1920). Yves Cuilleron’s grandfather was the first to bottle wine for commercial purposes in 1947. Antoine Cuilleron, the uncle and immediate predecessor of Yves, assumed control of the domaine in 1960 and significantly increased the percentage of wine bottled at the estate and extended the scope of the domaine. Yves assumed full ownership and direction of the domaine in 1987 and, since that time, has built an entirely new facility while at the same time acquiring additional vineyard property. The domaine is now (as of 2012) significantly larger in scope with 52 hectares of vineyards that cover multiple appellations, including principally, Condrieu, Saint Joseph Rouge and Blanc, Cote Rotie, Saint Péray and a series of Vin de Pays from the Collines Rhodaniennes.
Winemaking Notes: The Viognier for this cuvée is sourced from vineyards in the village of Chavanay that are planted to granite-infused soil. The fermentations (alcoholic and malolactic) are done in stainless steel vats; then, the wines are racked into a mix of stainless steel tanks and small barrels for a six-month elevage before bottling.
Tasting Notes: Dry, straw colored. This wine features intense floral, fruity and vegetal notes on the nose. Dry, smooth and broad on the palatte.