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2018 Cuilleron Condrieu Les Chaillets

Condrieu, France

Concentrated, laser-focused expression of Viognier from the oldest vines on the Cuilleron estate. Condrieu in full flight.

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About The Wine

Cuilleron is a family-owned Northern Rhone estate that has been in production for three generations.

Current owner/proprietor Yves Cuilleron believes in a sustainable approach to farming and winemaking, leaning into traditional practices when crfting his cuveés from the top appelations in the north of the region.

The Les Chaillets is one of his finest white wines harvested from his best and oldest vines in the tiny appelation of Condrieu.

It shows great power and great control, with a huge volume of varietal fruit character (apricot, peach, honeysuckle) but with serious tension and drive from crisp acidity.

It's Viognier elevated to the highest level. Beautiful now but brilliant with more time in bottle.

Winemaker Yves Cuilleron
Winemaker Yves Cuilleron
Northern Rhone, France
Additional Info

From The Producer

Origin: the best and oldest vines on the estate, on south/southeast-facing terraces overlooking Chavanay. “Les Chaillets” is not a district but the local name for terraces.

Soil: muscovite-rich granite.

Viticulture: high-density planting (8,000-10,000 vines per hectare). No insecticides or pesticides, few treatments (depending on weather), small amount of organic-only fertiliser, with respect of soil and vine balance. Vigour and yield control, leaf-thinning and green harvesting to promote grape maturation.

Vinification: the grapes are picked when fully ripe and handsorted. After pressing, they are alcoholic and malolactic fermented in barriques with native yeasts.

Maturing: 9 months in barriques, on the lees, no racking, regular stirring.

Style: a rich, refined and complex wine. A nose of dried yellow stone fruits, violets and honey. Harmonious, well-bred style on the palate, with good volume. A pure long finish, underlaid by the terroir’s minerality.

Ageing: drink for the primary aromas during 3-4 years, but also for the secondary aromas from 6-10 years.

Pairing: shellfish and delicate fish (langoustine with lemon and fresh sage).

Blend : Viognier (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Cuilleron vineyards
Cuilleron vineyards
Condrieu, France
Delivery

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