The Cradle Of The Rhone, 5 Stars
"The bouquet is wide, has a blackberry fruit presence that is accompanied by soft violet airs, a cosy note of perfume, mild oaking. The fruit leaves a good, long trail. The attack is flamboyant, a real instant, forward affair, the palate juicy, bountiful, rolling well with its slightly spiced black fruits, the tannins on the finish clean and decisive. There is plenty to like here: it’s a wine with good heart and style, even flair."
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A collaboration inspired by history, Les Vins de Vienne is a partnership of Yves Cuilleron, Francois Villard and Pierre Gaillard. They are the three superstar, Syrah-specialist vignerons in the Rhône.
Beginning at Rhone's northern most point in 1996, this trio purchased and rejuvenated the old terroir of the vineyard of Seyssuel, located on the left bank of the Rhone, just 25km from Lyon, north of Cote-Rotie. It was Gaillard's readings of historic writers that led him to Seyssuel, home to famed wines during the Roman era, the Middle Ages, and the 19th century. Purchasing his first vineyard in Malleval in 1981, in addition to Les Vins de Vienne, Pierre now manages 77ha of his own vineyards through the estates that he created at Malleval, Madeloc and Cottebrune.