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||95 Pts Wine Spectator||Size:||750ML
95 Pts Wine Spectator
"Exotic and layered, with a dense core of peach, mango, quince and nectarine notes that pump through, offset nicely on the finish by singed almond and fresh fennel accents. Shows great energy throughout. Drink now through 2020. 672 cases made. -JM"
"A collaboration inspired by history, Les Vins de Vienne is a partnership of Yves Cuilleron, Francois Villard and Pierre Gaillard, three superstar, Syrah-specialist vignerons in Rhone.
Beginning at Rhoneâs northern most point in 1996, this trio purchased and rejuvenated the old terroir of the vineyard of Seyssuel, located on the left bank of the Rhone, just 25km from Lyon, north of CÃ´te-RÃ´tie. It was Gaillardâs readings of historic writers that led him to Seyssuel, home to famed wines during the Roman era, the Middle Ages, and the 19th century. Purchasing his first vineyard in Malleval in 1981, in addition to Les Vins de Vienne, Pierre now manages 77ha of his own vineyards through the estates that he created at Malleval, Madeloc and Cottebrune.
When Cuilleron first visited Seyssuel, he looked up at the rising slopes and noted their exposure to the sun. As the vigneron and proprietor at Cave Yves Cuilleron, which was established by his grandfather in 1920, Yves remains committed to the entire process from vine-planting to bottling, controlling every aspect of his wines. Practicing âviticulture raisonnableâ, he aims to âproduce the best possible grapesâ to make â100% homemade winesâ both at his own estate and at Les Vins de Vienne.
While Yves was looking up, Francois was gazing down at the Mediterranean-like scrubland, examining the potential of the soil at Seyssuel. Comprised of mostly granite, with schist and slate, the soil sits in the form of terraces that face south and south-west. A former chef who learned winemaking on his own, the acclaimed Villard has his own domaine in Condrieu, along with holdings in St Joseph, St Veray and CÃ´te RÃ´tie." - Importer