2017 Yves Cuilleron Condrieu La Petite Cote
Style: An expressive and seductive wine. The nose evokes a basket of fruits gilded by the sun, apricot, quince, peach and citrus fruits. Some sweet notes of flowers (lilac, rose and violet) and honey make the whole set even more charming. The mouth is gourmand and fresh, a beautiful spicy power and a bitterness thirst quenches the final reflecting us the image of this vintage.
High-density planting (8,000-10,000 vines per hectare). No insecticides or pesticides, few treatments (depending on weather), small amount of organic-only fertilizer, with respect of soil and vine balance. Vigor and yield control, leaf-thinning and green harvesting to promote grape maturation. Vinification: the grapes are hand-picked and sorted, then pressed and left to settle. Alcoholic-fermented in barriques, no racking, regular stirring. Malolactic fermentation also done in barriques, with native yeasts.
Ageing: drink “on the fruit” up to 3-4 years.
Food match: delicate fish (e.g. carpaccio of marinated salmon and bream)