In 1920, this estate emerged when Claude Cuilleron started to work on this land, seeking to produce fine wines. Since then, three generations have succeeded one another at the head of the house and has passed on an ancestral know-how that is steeped in tradition. In 1987, Yves Cuilleron, Claude's grandson, took over the running of the estate and personally saw to it that its reputation beamed beyond borders. Thanks to his passion and dynamism, he transformed his grandfather's 3.5 hectares of vines into a vast wine estate that covers 90 hectares. Today, inextricably linked to its talented owner, Cave Yves Cuilleron is one of the finest references in the Northern Rhône Valley.
Les Chaillets 2020 is a Condrieu wine that stems from a selection of parcels located in the heart of the appellation. These vines are rooted in a granite terroir which allows the Viognier varietal to exhibit a mineral and elegant expression. To preserve this precious terroir, Yves Cuilleron does not use insecticides and the little amount of fertiliser used is organic.
The name "Les Chaillets" is the local name for terraces, which refers to the layout of the region's vineyards on stone terraces.
Vinification and ageing
Following manual harvesting, the estate carries out a traditional, plot-based vinification process. Oenological products are set aside as much as possible, favouring wild yeasts. Following alcoholic and malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged for 8 months on its lees, 50% in 30-hectolitre wooden tuns and 50% in Burgundian barrels without racking. The different parcels are blended before bottling.
The nose exudes scents of stone fruits (apricot, peach) combined with notes of honey and flowers. Hints of sweet spices harmoniously blend with notes grilled dried fruit.
Gourmet and rich, the palate stretches to a mineral, fresh and persistent finish.
Food and wine pairing
This white wine from the Rhône Valley will pair with fine fish, shellfish and scampi.
For an optimal tasting experience, serve between 12 and 14°C.
Enjoy today, Yves Cuilleron's Les Chaillets 2020 can be cellared until 2030.