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2014 Yves Cuilleron 'Terres Sombres' Cote Rotie

2014 Yves Cuilleron 'Terres Sombres' Cote Rotie

Suave, mineral-accented scents of blueberry, black currant and Indian spices; a slowly emerging floral nuance adds complexity.'
93 Points - Josh Raynolds, Vinous

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DESCRIPTION
  • The Cuilleron family domaine is located in the hamlet of Verlieu, part of the town of Chavanay. As of 2012, the domaine is comprised of 52 hectares of vineyards, covering multiple appellations including, Condrieu, Saint-Joseph Rouge and Blanc, Cote Rotie, and Saint-Peray.

    'Terres Sombres' is produced from vines planted in the Rochains, Rozier and Vialliere lieux-dits. The wine takes its name from the color of the soils where the vines are planted.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    High density planting in predominantly mica schist soils. No insecticides or pesticides are used in the vineyard, and only a small amount of organic fertiliser is used, with respect to the soil and vine balance. Leaf-thinning and green-harvesting are employed to promote grape maturation.

    The grapes are handpicked and partially de-stemmed before crushing and fermentation in open top fermenters. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is then transferred to oak barriques, 60% new, for 18-20 months maturation before bottling.

    TASTING NOTES

    Terres Sombres is a complex, profound wine with a nose of dark fruits, spice, tobacco, and a faint roasted edge. Its is clean and pure on the palate, revealing a rich rounded style. The finish is long and powerful with smooth, silky tannins.

  • REVIEWS

    'Made entirely from Côte Brune fruit and aged in 60% new oak for 18 months: Bright purple. Suave, mineral-accented scents of blueberry, black currant and Indian spices; a slowly emerging floral nuance adds complexity. Sweet and lively on the palate, displaying excellent lift and focus to the sappy black and blue fruit, spicecake and vanilla flavors. Finishes impressively long, broad and supple, delivering lively mineral thrust, a subtle mocha flourish and velvety tannins.'
    93 Points - Josh Raynolds, Vinous