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Caves Y. Cuilleron La Petite Côte '22 , Condrieu AOC

Caves Y. Cuilleron La Petite Côte '22 , Condrieu AOC

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Origin : vines in the center of the PDO, mostly terraces in the town of Chavanay, exposed South / Southeast. With the particularity of being exclusively on muscovite granites. La Petite Côte is not a place name but a trademark to identify the cuvée.

Terroirs : muscovite granite.

Grape variety : viognier.

Viticulture : vines planted in high density, 8000/10000 feet per hectare. No insecticide or pesticide, the number of treatments is restricted according to the weather, the very low fertilizer input is exclusively organic, respect of the balance of the soil and the plant. Control of vigor and yields, thinning, harvesting in green for a better maturation of the grapes.

Vinification : the grapes are harvested and sorted manually. Pressing, rinsing. Alcoholic fermentation in barrels, without racking, with regular drumming. Malolactic fermentation also in barrels, with natural yeasts.

Aging : 9 months in barrels, on lees, without racking, with regular stirring.

Alcohol Level : 13% Alc./Vol.

Production : approx. 37,000 bottles.

Style : Expressive and seductive. The nose evokes a basket of fruits gilded by the sun, apricot, quince, peach and citrus fruits. Some sweet notes of flowers (lilac, pink and violet) and honey make the whole complex even more charming. The mouth is gourmande and fresh, a beautiful spicy power and a biting thirst quenches the final reflecting us the image of this vintage.

Guard : to drink on the fruity until 3 or 4 years.

Agreement : delicate fish, marinated salmon and sea bream carpaccio.

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