Domain: Yves Cuilleron
Join us as we explore the northern Rhône, to discover domain Yves Cuilleron, one of the region’s flagship producers. In the space of just a few years, and the fruit of hard work and passion, Cuilleron has transformed his small family property into a highly prestigious domain, widely respected for its traditional methods, its single-parcel cuvées and their fine expression of terroir.
Yves Cuilleron likes good food and fine wine, and makes no secret of this. Viticulture has been in his blood for three generations so it was only natural for him to take over the family vineyard in 1987. His grandfather, Claude Cuilleron, planted the plot in 1920 and began bottling his own wine in 1947. Yves initially favoured a mechanised approach but his love of good wine led him back to a more traditional approach. He does not hold any certifications but his vineyards are tended meticulously with the goal of producing the best possible grapes. All the work is carried out by hand and chemical additives are prohibited. In the winery, vinification is traditional. Yves Cuilleron strives for overall harmony in his wines which are known for their elegant expression and finesse.