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Yves Cuilleron : Lieu-dit "Les Chassis" 2017

Yves Cuilleron : Lieu-dit "Les Chassis" 2017

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Description

The roundness and spicy framework of a Rhône Valley

The estate

In 1920, the estate emerged from history when Claude Cuilleron began to work his land to produce great wines. Since then, three generations have succeeded one another at the head of the estate, passing on an ancestral know-how steeped in tradition. In 1987, Yves Cuilleron, Claude's grandson, took over the reins of the estate and personally saw to it that its reputation spread internationally. Thanks to his passion and dynamism, he transformed his grandfather's 3.5 hectares into a vast wine estate covering 90 hectares of vines. Today, inseparable from its talented owner, the Cave Yves Cuilleron is one of the finest references in the Northern Rhône Valley.

The vineyard

Lieu-dit "Les Châssis" 2017 comes from one hectare of vines on the renowned terroir of "Les Châssis" in the Crozes-Hermitage appellation. Here, the vines benefit from a deep soil composed of stony alluvium. This plot is renowned for its quality and the long-ageing wines it offers. To preserve this precious terroir, Yves Cuilleron does not use insecticides and the very little fertiliser he uses is organic.

Winemaking and ageing

 After manual harvesting, the estate carries out a traditional, plot-based vinification. Oenological products are put aside as much as possible in favour of indigenous yeasts. After sorting, crushing and partial de-stemming, the wine macerates for 3 weeks in open vats. The wine is then aged for 18 months in barrels.

Grape variety

Syrah (100%).

Characteristics and tasting tips for Lieu-dit "Les Châssis" 2017 from Yves Cuilleron

Tasting

Nose
Complex and powerful, the nose mingles aromas of ripe black fruit, licorice and sweet spices.


Palate
The palate is gourmet and round, putting the delicateness and finesse of its tannins in the spotlight.

Food and wine pairing

Lieu-dit "Les Châssis" 2017 is the perfect accompaniment to strong meats such as lamb, beef, duck or suckling pig.

Storage

To fully enjoy the fruity aromatic expression of the wine, Lieu-dit "Les Châssis" 2017 can be laid down until 2027 and even beyond.

Service

For the best tasting, it is recommended to serve this wine at between 16 and 18°C.

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