Yves Cuilleron, a fourth-generation vigneron, has made this Domaine one of the top names in the Northern Rhone and is known for combining the best of modern practice with a traditional, hands-off approach in both the vineyard and winery.
This wine comes from a selection of vines on the hillsides of the north of Saint Joseph, planted on shallow, sandy granite soil. “Les Pierres Sèches” is not a district, it refers to the dry stone walls used to strengthen the vine terracing.
No insecticides are used and only a small amount of organic-only fertiliser.
The wine is aged for 18 months in oak barriques.
This has got a fresh, precise, fruity nose. Subtle and taut on the palate, and bursting with lovely fruit. Mild, subtle tannins.
The domaine reccomends this with poultry or tender meat like veal ribs