Yves Cuilleron - Saint-Joseph 'Les Pierres Seches' 2019


'Les Pierres Seches'  comes from 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.

The grapes are hand-picked; and then sorted, crushed and partially destemmed in the cellar. Fermented in open, temperature-controlled vats for about 3 weeks, with regular cap-punching and pumping-over. Malolactic-fermented in barriques with native yeasts and aged for 18 months. 

This wine has a fresh, precise, fruity nose. Subtle and taut on the palate, and bursting with lovely fruit. Mild, subtle tannins. It can be drunk young, but also laid down for a decade or so. Good paring with poultry or tender meat (e.g. veal rib with chanterelles, and sautéed new potatoes).


Producer: Yves Cuilleron

Country: France

Region: Rhône Valley

Varietal: Syrah

Appellation: Saint-Joseph

Vintage: 2019

Size: 750ml