Cave Cuilleron is, above all, a family estate. A passion for wine has been in their genes for three generations. They stand out due to their use of advanced viticulture wedded with bespoke winemaking.
Yves pays extra-special care to the quality of his vines, and rejects “off-the-shelf ideas”. His vision of viticulture is highly personal: not conventional, not organic, and not biodynamic. He has a simple philosophy: “Grow the best possible grapes.”
As the vineyards cannot be mechanised, much labour is required and the vines receive “haute couture” treatment. Careful management of the growth cycle is another hallmark of distinguished savoir-faire. Low vine vigour, leaf-thinning and green harvesting allow maximum ventilation, reduce sensitivity to disease, and improve grape quality. All their grapes are grown to integrated methods and carry no certification labels – in other words, no standards or regulations constrain their conception of wine.
This approach to grape-growing takes the form of respectful manual treatment. They carry out the fewest treatments possible. No insecticides and only small amounts of organic fertiliser define a unique method that deeply respects the balance of the soil. Such consideration is essential, and a prerequisite for a promising future.
To see an excellent tasting note for this wine please click on the blue link below to see a fiche technique prepared by Cuilleron themselves.
Cuilleron Condrieu La Petite Côte 2017 - fiche technique