Domaine Yves Cuilleron 2018 'Les Vignes d'a Cote' Syrah, Collines Rhodaniennes IGP
Item Number: 13193
Sub Region: Northern Rhone
Appellation/AVA: Collines Rhodaniennes IGP
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Syrah
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
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.