Wine Domaine Yves Cuilleron, Cote-Rotie AOC "Bassenon", 2018
Wine inky purple color.
Taste wine silky, balanced, with intense notes of black raspberry, cherry cola and violet nuances of spices and toast, smooth tannins and a fruity finish.
The wine has an elegant, expressive aroma with notes of dark berries and flower paste, mineral and smoky shades, shades of black tea and cola.
The wine goes well with delicate meat dishes, grilled quail with spices and prunes.
Wonderful Cote-Rotie "Bassenon" - wine a very high level, rich, refined, with a charming floral scent, which is fully revealed, after five years of aging in the bottle.
Wine "Bassnon" is made from hand-picked grapes grown in the vineyard area of 1.5 hectares. The vineyard is located on the terraces of the hill Semons and has a southern exposure, soil - a mixture of granite and gneiss. The name of the wine has been named the creek flowing at the bottom of the hill. Vines in the vineyard planted densely enough, up to 10 thousand plants per hectare. In the care of the vineyards are not used insecticides and pesticides are used only organic fertilizers, balance is kept between the earth and plants. Winery berries carefully sorted and crushed. Maceration is carried out in open tanks with temperature control for three weeks with regular immersion caps and pumping the wort. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barriques, uses only natural yeast. Then the wine is aged for 18 months in oak barrels, 50% of which - new. Storage capacity is more than 10 years.
Cote Rotie has an area of 220 hectares, it is located on the banks of the Rhone and is a legend explaining its division into two parts - the "dark" and "light" slope (Côte Brune and Côte Blonde). According to legend, the local feudal lord - Signor de Mozhiron, gave the portions that were among the best of his land as a dowry for their daughters (blonde and brunette). Côte Blonde different sandy and calcareous soils, so the wines are softer and more fragrant, here is grown Syrah and Viognier. The situation is different with the Côte Brune, where the clay soil, darker, due to the presence of ferric oxide, the wine here is saturated and tannins, and a variety that best manifests itself, is Syrah.
Three generations of the family Kyuyerona Yves (Yves Cuilleron) produced wine from both the father and mother. They owned vineyards on prironskih terraces constructed by the Romans.
In 1920, Yves grandfather on the paternal side - Claude Kyuyeron established a farm. By 1947 he began to sell his wine in bottles. In 1960, Uncle Willow - Antoine Kyuyeron becomes manager of the company. Yves graduated from one of the best schools in France and oenological trained winemakers in the Rhone. In 1987 Yves begins to work in the company and decided to settle in the village Verlё where his mother grew up. In the same year, Yves gets 3.5 ha of land in Condrieu and Saint-Joseph, in 1989 in Cote Rotie. When Antoine Kyuyeron retired parents Willow going to sell land, but he did not hesitate for a second, took over management of the company.
According to Yves, without rigorous approach can not create good products, he wanted to understand and control everything. To be sure in the creation of unique wines Eve rejected all the ideas and refused to be copied by other manufacturers. From the outset, it tracks all stages of production - from planting grapes to bottling the wine in the bottle.
In 1992 Verlё built a new cellar, the expansion of which is produced in 1999. The main modernization took place in 2007, have been redesigned building for production, endurance and wine storage.
Today Yves Kyuyeron is one of the most exciting wine valley Ron, he actively took up the revival of the former glory of the appellation Kondriё. Thanks to careful selection, rejection of insecticides and manual collection, they are high-quality wines. During harvest Yves personally sneaks on terraces, instructing builders to work slowly and carefully. He is committed to continuous improvement of methods of wine production, achieving ever greater complexity and richness of its Kondriё.