of 34 hectares located at the top of the Visan
vineyard, this Domaine is in the Cuilleras
family since 1850 and Olivier the son is now
in charge and has undertaken important changes
at the estate in 1999 and his first vinification
in 2000 was a great success and he makes exceptional
wines, very deep with a lot of concentration
and Robert Parker discovered them and has noted
90 and 91.
du Rhône Villages Visan Cuvée Louise Amélie
91 points Wine Advocate
A sign of just how quickly Cuilleras has learned his trade is reflected in the
Cotes du Rhone Cuvee Louise-Amelie. The version of this wine was too oaky, as
this is the only cuvee that spends time in wood, only 20% new wood was used,
most of that for the 10% Syrah component (the blend includes 90% Grenache). The
terrific louise-amélie performs well above its humble origin. A deep ruby/purple
color is followed by sweet aromas of raspberry and cherry liqueur intermixed
with subtle hints of vanilla and licorice. Chewy, deep, and full-bodied, with
copious intensity as well as texture, it will drink well for 5-10 years. This
is anexceptionally impressive offering, and may be one of the finest wines produced
in the northern Cotes du Rhone village of Visan. A Great value.
du Rhône Villages Visan Vieilles Vignes
points Wine Advocate
The Cotes du Rhone-Villages Visan Vieilles Vignes (blend
of 90% Grenache, 5% Carignan, and 5% Syrah, bottled without
fining or filtration) reveals a dense ruby/purple color
as well as a sweet nose of flowers, compost, black cherries,
and cassis. Layered, full-bodied, pure, and elegant, it
should drink well for 5-6 years. This is an exceptionally
impressive offering, and may be one of the finest wines
produced in the northern Cotes du Rhone village of Visan.
A Great value.