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Yves Cuilleron 'Les Vignes D'A Cote' Syrah 2019

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The Wine

“Les Vignes d’à Côté,” hails from a variety of parcels in the northern reaches of Saint-Joseph, in and around his home village of Chavanay. The sandy soils from this part of the appellation imbue the wine with an elegance and lift which harmonize beautifully with the signature varietal notes of smoked meat, cracked black pepper, and fresh leather. Yves moderates the alcohol levels of his basic wines in ingenious fashion, keeping their yields slightly higher than he would for his other wines rather than picking before phenolic maturity has arrived, and this 2019 clocks in at a modest 13%.

This gorgeous little Syrah offers remarkable complexity in addition to its freshness and typicity. Yves employs a lengthy three-week maceration for proper extraction, retaining around a third of the whole clusters, and ages it half in steel and half in used barrels, keeping the parcels separate until his skilful final blending.

This “grown-up” elevage leads to a wine of depth that, tasted blind, one could be easily forgiven for mistaking as a Saint-Joseph, and which represents one of the very best values in the entire Rosenthal portfolio. We cannot recommend it highly enough as a staple and an effortless crowd-pleaser.

This is how syrah/shiraz should taste!

The Finer Details
Variety - Syrah
Country -  France
Region - Rhone Valley
Sub Region
 - Chavanay
Alc. Content - 12.5
Std Drinks (Approx.) - 7.5

Extra - Cork
Year - 2019
Volume - 750ml

About the Wine Maker

The Cuilleron family domaine, located in the hamlet of Verlieu (part of the town of Chavanay) was founded several generations ago (1920). Yves assumed full ownership and direction of the domaine in 1987 and, since that time, has built an entirely new facility while at the same time acquiring additional vineyard property. The domaine covers multiple appellations, including principally, Condrieu, Saint Joseph Rouge and Blanc, Cote Rotie, Saint Péray and a series of Vin de Pays from the Collines Rhodaniennes. Most of the vineyards are situated in and around the commune of Chavanay which is just south of the town of Condrieu; obviously, the holdings in Cote Rotie extend north into Ampuis and the holdings the furthest south are in the village of Saint Péray. A large majority of the vineyards are set on terraces which makes most mechanization difficult, if not impossible. Thus, much of the vineyard work continues to be done by hand. To control yields, Cuilleron does extensive debudding and, when necessary, practices a “green harvest”.