From south/southeast-facing terraces overlooking Chavanay. These are considered Cuilleron's finest and oldest vines on the estate. “Les Chaillets” is the local name for terraces.
No insecticides or pesticides are used in the vineyard, with only a few treatments depending on weather and a small amount of organic-only fertiliser. The grapes are picked when fully ripe and handsorted before arriving into the winery. After pressing, they are fermented and aged in barriques on lees for 9 months.
ABOUT DOMAINE YVES CUILLERON
Yves Cuilleron succeeded his uncle, Antoine, in 1987. This highly regarded domaine has been steadily expanding. With vineyard holdings of only 3.5 hectares when Yves Cuilleron assumed control, he is now pushing toward 100 hectares with vines in every Northern Rhône appellation, save for Hermitage. Cuilleron is not shy about using new oak, but the percentage has been throttled back over the last decade, which is a positive result. Cuilleron travels extensively to benchmark, and his wines are highly sought after worldwide.