Region: Rhone Valley, Saint-Joseph
Grape Variety: 100% Syrah (or Shiraz)
Aging Potential: Drink now through 2023
Serving Temperature: 16 ~ 18 °C
Alcohol Level: 12.5%
Bottle Size: 150cl (Magnum)
Bright purple. High-pitched aromas of redcurrant and cherry are complemented by black pepper and smoky minerals. Silky, sweet and focused, showing good definition to its red berry, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors. Distinctly energetic on the finish, which features supple tannins and a touch of succulent herbs.
"For three generations, wine has been part of my family history, on my mother’s and father’s sides. My paternal grandfather established the estate in 1920. By 1947, he was selling his wine in bottles. In 1960, my uncle Antoine Cuilleron became the estate manager. In 1987, when I took over running it, I decided to settle in Verlieu, my mother’s home village.
Without a rigorous approach, passion is not enough. And so I wanted to understand and control everything. To be sure my wines are totally home-made, I have rejected off-the-shelf ideas, refused to copy others. Since the start, I have personally monitored every stage of production, from vine-planting to wine-bottling. This exacting, hands-on attitude means I am constantly thinking about my tools and facilities. Hence the new cellar built in Verlieu in 1992, then extended in 1999. And the major construction and extension programme in 2007. Everything has been redesigned – the buildings for vinification, maturating, storage and reception. In a nutshell, I focus on everything. That’s the price you pay for quality."
- Yves Cuilleron
|Producer||Cave Yves Cuilleron|
|Serving Temperature||16 - 18 °C|
|Grape Variety||100% Syrah (or Shiraz)|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|
|Bottle Size||150 cl|
|IWC Ratings||92 Points|
|Robert Parker||89 Points|