2016 Condrieu Lieu-Dit Vernon, Caves Yves Cuilleron

Jeb Dunnuck called this lieu-dit “one of the finest terroirs for Viognier in the world”, and Yves makes it sing year in, year out. This cuvée sees 45% new oak, giving a creamy texture and added power to the palate. It’s one of those rare Condrieus that cries out for some age to get the most from its complex, marmalade-y richness and spice.

Pricing
Case, 6 Bottles
From a client
1 available
£494.88

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Vernon - Condrieu, Condrieu, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2018 - 2030
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2016 Condrieu Lieu-Dit Vernon, Caves Yves Cuilleron
Caves Yves Cuilleron

Yves Cuilleron is an important name in the northern Rhône. His family farmed there since at least the early 1900s, and as a fourth generation winemaker, he has since taken on holdings in St.-Joseph, Condrieu and the Côte-Rôtie. While on one hand, he farms as naturally as possible, in the vineyard he has been open to experimenting with new oak. His fearlessness in trying new things in pursuit of producing world-class wines is admirable, and seems to be working.

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