Cave Cuilleron is, above all, a family estate. A passion for wine has been in our genes for three generations.
4 ha of south/southeast facing vines on the north of AOP. 'Madinière' is not the district but the name of the stream at the foot of the hill. Schists typical of the north of this AOP area. The grapes are hand-picked; and then sorted, crushed and partially destemmed in the cellar. Fermented in open, temperature-controlled vats for about 3 weeks, with regular cap-punching and pumping-over. Malolactic-ferment in barriques with native yeasts. 18 months in barriques.
A pleasant, moreish nose of dark fruits, roasted notes and menthol to finish. On the palate, harmonious and juicy. Fresh, sprightly finish. Subtle, silky tannins.
Works a wonder with roasted woodcocok with all the trimmings, liver with bacon, onions and gravy or sweet and smoky lentils