Yves Cuilleron Viognier Les Vignes d’a Côte 2018
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“Yves Cuilleron is a superstar of the Northern Rhône” thewinedoctor.com
“Yves Cuilleron has become one of the bright shining stars of the northern Rhone” Robert Parker
“In the space of a decade, Yves Cuilleron has established himself as one of the leading lights of France’s Northern Rhone…He is a modernist but not overtly so his wines straddle neatly the divide between traditionalists and the new-wave, in the sense that they retain their sense of place, but express their site in a slightly more approachable, immediate way. There’s purity to the fruit, and where new oak is used it isn’t excessive.” Wineanorack.com
In 1987 Yves took over his family wine estate (after 4 generations) located in Verlieu (in the town of Chavanay) and since that time he has built an entirely new winery. He has acquired additional vineyards (domaine is now 52 hectares) that cover appellations, including Saint Joseph, Cote Rotie, Cornas, Condrieu, Saint Péray and a series of Vin de Pays from the Collines Rhodaniennes. His philosophy in the vineyard is simple and very much a sustainable approach, no insecticides/pesticides only organic ones, majority is high density planted (competition between vines enhances fruit quality), handpicked fruit (much of vineyard is on terraces). Similarly in the winery a natural approach: wild yeasts, no additions, open fermenters (temperature controlled), maturation in french oak barriques and foudres (his wines are more about purity of fruit and he goes easy on the oak).
2018 was an excellent growing season talked about with the richness of 2017 and with the energy of 2016 . Fine balance and relative freshness.
Full lifted aromas of white flowers, ripe honeyed pear and apricots. Juicy and fresh with impeccable balance on the palate with a touch of ginger and spice and and pristine lick of citrus on the finish.
RRP $57 **SPECIAL 6 PACK BUY … Only $46.99 when you buy 6 of this wine**
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France, Northern Rhone