Yves Cuilleron took over the reins as the 4th generation vigneron in 1987. He is based in Chavanay, just south of Condrieu. Yves is a totally driven man with a growing family and a part share with other top growers in vineyards on the eastern
side of the Rhône. He has around 75 hectares split as follows; 8 ha Côte-Rôtie, 12 ha Condrieu, 7 ha white Saint-Joseph, 20 ha red Saint-Joseph, 1 ha white CrozesHermitage, 3 ha red Crozes-Hermitage, 3 ha Saint-Péray, 1.5 ha Cornas, 19.5 ha IGP
Cuvee Pierres Seches is a selection of vines on the hillsides of the north of Saint Joseph. Assemblage of the plots best expressing fruit and freshness. “Les Pierres Sèches” is not a district, it refers to the dry stone walls used to strengthen the vine terracing.
Region : Northern Rhone
Appellation : Saint-Joseph
Grape Variety : 100% Syrah
Colour : Red
Agricultural practices : Sustainable wine
ABV : 13%
Winemaking :100% harvested by hand. Vatting time: about twenty days then ageing in oak barrels during 12 months; 3 to 4 months in stainless steel vats then bottling.
Tasting notes : a fresh, precise, fruity nose. Subtle and taut on the palate, and bursting with lovely fruit. Mild, subtle tannins
Serving temperature : 16 °C
Food pairing : Poultry or tender meat (e.g. veal rib with chanterelles, and sautéed new potatoes).