Domaine Yves Cuilleron, Saint Joseph, Lieu-dit Digue (St. Pierre) 2016

Domaine Yves Cuilleron, Saint Joseph, Lieu-dit Digue (St. Pierre)
Vallée du Rhône
Wine producer
Yves Cuilleron

31,00 € tax incl.

Grape(s): 100% Roussanne

Vines exposed to the south on the hillsides of the villages of Saint Pierre de Boeuf and of Chavannay. "Saint-Pierre" is not the name a specific locality, but rather a name to identify the cuvée. Vines are grown in sandy and granitic soil. and planted at high density (8000/10000 feet per hectare. No pesticides or insecticides are used, the number of treatments is restrained depending on the weather conditions, very little fertilizer is added and is organic, respect of the balance between the soil and plants is maintained. Low yields, leaf removal, and green harvests occur for a better maturity of the raisins.

Grapes are harvested manually, with sorting of grapes only at the right maturity. In the cave, another sorting, then pressing. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentations occur in barrels, with native yeasts used. Wine is aged 9 months in barrels, "sur lies," without racking, and with regular pumping over. 7.000 bottles per year.

Style: Elegant and suave nose of fruits and flowers. In the mouth, a great purity, delicate velvety texture, highlighted by the minerality of the terroir. This wine is all about class, and should please the strictest palates of experienced connaisseurs.

Maturity: Now-2030

Serve between 12-14C. Great with "viandes blanches et abats, ris de veau aux truffes."