Domaine Yves Cuilleron 'Les Vignes d'à Côté' Viognier IGP 2018, Rhône, France 75cl
Domaine Yves Cuilleron
Dry white wine, 75cl. Full bodied 100% Viognier from Rhône, France. 14.0% ABV.
Originating from a granatic and alluvial soil, the Viognier has been grown following sustainable and respectful methods. In the cellar, the wine was subjext to natural alcoholic and malolactic fermentation and the wine is aged for 6 months on its lees in vats and barriques. Therefore, the wine is generously aromatic. It has white-fleshed fruit such as peach, citrus fruits like grapefruit and blood orange, as well as apricot and white flowers. The tasty palate is balanced by wonderful freshness and ends with a spicy touch.
Tasting notes from the judges of the Sommelier Wine Awards 2020
'Green tea, chalk, physalis and lime-drenched papaya - there's a complex interaction of flavours and textures here. An intensely mineral and fruity wine with an astounding finish.' Angela Reddin, team leader. 'Lovely stony aromas with apricot, fleshy peach and a hint of ginger, and an approachable, expressive palate with tropical notes and a distinctive mineral-rich finish.' Charlie Carter, L' Atelier du Vin.
Producer Profile Domaine Yves Cuilleron
Yves is one of the region's flagship producers. In the space of just a few years, and the fruit of hard work and passion, he has transformed his small family property into a highly prestigious estate, widely respected for its traditional methods, its single-parcel cuvées and their fine expression of terroir. Yves Cuilleron likes good food and fine wine, and makes no secret of this. Viticulture has been in his blood for three generations so it was only natural for him to take over the family vineyard in 1987. His grandfather, Claude Cuilleron planted the plot in 1920 and began bottling his own wine in 1947. Yves initially favoured a mechanised approach but his love of good wine led him back to a more traditional approach. He does not hold any certifications but his vineyards are tended meticulously with the goal of producing the best possible grapes. All the work is carried out by hand and chemical additives are prohibited. In the winery, vinification is traditional. Yves Cuilleron strives for overall harmony in his wines which are known for their elegant expression and finesse.