Cuilleron Saint Peray Lieu-Dit Biousse
WHY WE LOVE IT
- “Biousse” is a plot cuvée from a single locality located on the lower slopes to the south of the village of Saint-Péray. The soil consists of red clays from the Pliocene and granite scree.
- Organic, Eco-friendly farming. No insecticides are used.
Varietal Composition: 100% Marsanne
Elaboration: Natural grass cover is used to fight against erosion. Treatments are limited to the greatest extent possible, depending on the weather. To preserve biodiversity, no insecticide is used and only a small amount of organic fertilizer is applied. Precise control of vigor and yields is maintained through leaf stripping and green harvesting for better grape maturation. Disbudding is in spring.
Harvesting is manual and vinification is traditional. The least possible oenological products (indigenous yeasts) are used. Vinification (alcoholic and malolactic fermentation) and aging is 50% in wooden casks of 30 hectoliters and 50% in Burgundy barrels without racking for eight months on lees.
Cuilleron Saint Peray Lieu-Dit Biousse can be enjoyed young with fruity aromas (3 to 4 years) or evolving aromas (between 6 and 10 years).
Tasting Notes: A bouquet of white flowers with sweet aromas, honeysuckle and acacia, lightly roasted dried fruits and candied lemons. The attack is fresh, then a nice volume coats the mouth. The minerality on the finish brings elegance and length.
2021 – 92+ Jeb Dunnuck
Cuilleron Estates is a producer in the northern Rhône. The estate has been in the Cuilleron family for three generations, but it is the estate’s current owner and winemaker, Yves Cuilleron, who has expanded the size, scope, and scale of the vineyard, land holdings, and winery.