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Les Vins de Vienne, Cotes du Rhone Blanc Les Laurelles 2019


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    40% Viognier, 30% Grenache Blanc, 20% Marsanne, 10% Clairette

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    Cuilleron, Gaillard, and Villard

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Les Laurelles is a round, fresh and balanced wine made of the typical white Rhone varieties Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, and a bit of Clairette. It can be served as a perfect aperitif or with a Nicoise salad.
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Pebbles on limestone clay soil and red sandstone. Average age of the vines is 30 years. After pressing the hand-picked grape bunches, the must is cold settled for 48 hours without chemicals other than a bit of SO2. Fermentation takes place in vats at low temperature, after which the wine gets a short ageing period of 4 months on the lees.

Yves Cuilleron started out as a winegrower in 1987. In 1988, Francois Villard asked Yves to take him on for an internship. He did the harvests in 1988 and 1989. When Francois came to live not far from Yves in 1989, they continued to see one another, played football together and really became friends. As for Pierre Gaillard, they knew him like many other winegrowers, but no more than that. But Yves also sent Francois to do an internship with Pierre, because he liked the wine he made. Francois and Pierre became friends too and the three winegrowers then began to form an amicable trio.

They began with 4 hectares and found a large building in Seyssuel, which they fitted out with temperature-control, vats, presses, etc. To pay off these investments, they had the idea of setting up a small, quality wine trade firm, because they wanted to retain their sense of being craftsmen winegrowers. They started by buying small quantities of grapes per appellation of the Rhone Valley.

Faced with the three winegrowers' production and maturation demands, Les Vins de Vienne are installed in spacious, new buildings since 2009. Alongside a modern vat house and cellar totally dedicated to maturation in barrels, a wine tasting cellar with a shop is opened .

Now the amicable trio produce no less than 40+ fantastic wines from different appellations up and down the Rhone Valley.

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