Telephone: 01992 525009

DOMAINE YVES CUILLERON St.Joseph

Perhaps the most significant producer of the famous Northern Rhône white, Condrieu, with 10 of the 110 hectares in the appellation, and considered in vinous circles to be something of a superstar, Yves Cuilleron had been destined for a career as a mechanical engineer when he took over the business from his uncle in 1986. He rapidly emerged as a winemaker of considerable skill and intelligence. Whilst he is particularly known for his flair with white wines, recent tastings have confirmed that he is quietly excelling with red St. Joseph and Côte Rôtie, in both of which he clearly aims to accentuate the virtues of balance, finesse and elegance rather than succumbing to the more fashionable tendency to overextract. To this end he employs, for example, the traditional methods of retaining some stalks in the fermenting vat, and carefully controlling the use of new oak. In both appellations he achieves a wonderful combination of finesse and elegance with ripe sweetness, reaching its apogee in the beautiful Côte Rôties with their bright red and black fruits interwoven with deeper notes of pepper, herbs and cigar tobacco.

Cuilleron has expanded his activities into the production of some superb Vins de Pays, or Vins de France as they have been recently renamed. With the white Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier he picks quite late to accentuate richness and weight. The Viognier is musky and exotic, with excellent acidity and energy, the Marsanne & Roussane both superb examples of their varieties Rhône expert John Livingston-Learmonth describes them as two of the Northern Rhône’s “minor gems”, whilst the Gamay and Syrah reveal excellent depth. The latter always benefits from some cellarage, and is superb at 2-5 years. The Syrah Rosé is serious, and works extremely well with fish and salad dishes.

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Yves Cuilleron, Verlieu, Chavanay

Single

6 +

2016  SYRAH Rosé “Sybel”

11.95

11.15

2016  VIOGNIER “Les Vignes d’à Côté”

18.50

16.85

2016  MARSANNE “Les Vignes d’à Côté”

13.95

12.85

2016  ROUSSANNE “Les Vignes d’à Côté”

15.50

14.95

2016  GAMAY “Les Vignes d’à Côté”

12.95

11.95

2016  SYRAH “Les Vignes d’à Côté”

13.50

12.30

2015  RIPA SINISTRA

38.95

35.55

2016  ST JOSEPH Blanc Lyseras

22.95

20.65

2016  CONDRIEU La Petite Côte

36.95

34.00

2016  CONDRIEU Les Chaillets

48.95

45.50

2015  ST JOSEPH Rouge Pierres Sèches

21.95

20.30

2012  CÔTE RÔTIE Terres Sombres

54.95

50.80

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Shop Address

The Black Dog Wine Company
The Cart Barn
Ashlyn's Farm Shop
North Weald
Essex
CM16 6RZ

Shop Opening Hours

Tuesday - Friday 10.30 - 6.00
    Saturday 10.30 - 5.00
      Sunday 12.00 - 4.00
    Monday - Closed

Contact Details

Telephone 01992 525009