Appellation: Côtes du Rhône Villages Visan
Region: Southern Rhône
Varietal(s): 90% Grenache, 10% Syrah
About The Producer
The Cuilleras family has owned the Domaine La Guintrandy since 1850 in the commune of Visan. Olivier Cuilleras took over the estate’s management beginning in 2000. In 2010 Olivier converted his vineyards to organic agriculture. The estate received their bio-certification.
Terroir & Vineyard Practices:
The vineyard, which crosses the Visan hamlet of Devès and the Tulette hamlets of Combes and Saint-Léger, is situated at an altitude of between 180 and 230 meters on calcareous clay. The estate is located on one of the most prestigious "terroir" or soils of Visan - "Le Devès." They are certified Organic since 2010.
Le Deves is a blend of Grenache (90%) and Syrah (10%) that comes from 30-year-old vines. This red Rhone is full of dense, rich fruit flavors of blueberries, strawberries, cooked fruits, and licorice. A lively dose of acidity provides a layer of freshness with some notes of minerals. Perfectly balanced and complex.
The wine is aged entirely in barrel before bottling. The wines are not fined or filtered.