Domaine Yves Cuilleron 2018 'Les Vignes d'a Cote' Syrah, Collines Rhodaniennes IGP

Domaine Yves Cuilleron 2018 'Les Vignes d'a Cote' Syrah, Collines Rhodaniennes IGP

Item Number: 13193

UPC: 0-811644010559

Country: France
Region: Rhone
Sub Region: Northern Rhone
Appellation/AVA: Collines Rhodaniennes IGP
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 100% Syrah
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Granitic and alluvial

Winemaking Notes: This pure Syrah is sourced from manually-worked vineyards in Chavanay, essentially granite-infused soils. The Syrah is destemmed at harvest. Fermentation occurs with indigenous yeast in open-top vats with a two week maceration. Aging then proceeds for approximately eight months in a mix of stainless steel tanks and small barrels.

Tasting Notes: This is textbook Syrah. The wine shows red fruit, white pepper, classic violet and faint smoke. There is a zesty mineral character that reveals the granite soils of Chavanay. Yves Cuilleron has made a lovely wine.

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 90 (4/30/2020)

    Deep violet. Ripe dark fruits, violet, licorice and a hint of smokiness on the deeply perfumed nose. In a lush, round, fruit-forward style, offering blackberry and cherry flavors that turn spicier on the back half. Finishes long and smooth, with repeating spiciness and subtle tannic grip. 10% whole clusters.