Cuilleron Syrah d'a Cote
The Cuilleron family domaine, located in the town of Chavanay, was founded several generations ago. Yves assumed full ownership and direction in 1987 and, since that time, has built an entirely new facility while at the same time acquiring additional vineyard property. The domaine now produces about 50,000 bottles annually divided between the appellations of St-Joseph Blanc, St-Joseph Rouge, Cote-Rotie and Condrieu. The Les Vignes d'à Côté Syrah is Cuilleron's entry-level Syrah, however it is far from entry-level in quality. Lovely notes of crush black currant and violets abound in this very pretty Syrah. The wine also exhibits a fine balance b6etween lush fruit and good acidity, thus making it a lovely match with with roast pork or game birds. A great value from the Northern Rhône!