Caves Yves Cuilleron Marsanne IGP Collines Rhodaniennes 2018
Caves Yves Cuilleron Marsanne is fresh, tasty and lingers beautifully.
Straw yellow colour. Generously aromatic bouquet of white peaches, pomelo and white flowers. The palate has a wonderful acidity and lovely balance. Fresh flavours of peach/pear, blood orange and grapefruit citrus elements with hints of honey and spice. Closes with a thirst-quenching bitterness on the finish.
100% Marsanne. Originating from a granitic and alluvial soil, the fruit for this wine is grown following sustainable and respectful methods. The vineyard is set on terraces, which makes most mechanisation difficult if not impossible. Thus, much of the vineyard work continues to be done by hand and using sustainable agricultural practices.
Manual harvesting of the grapes then natural alcoholic and malolactic fermentation with indigenous yeasts. The wine then ages for six months on its lees in wooden vats and barriques with regular batonnage. Light filtering before bottling.
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