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1

Where did Clape get his vineyards, and when?

He took over his wife's family vines after their marriage; 5ha dating back to 1890 in 1949.

2

Domaines that harvest at full ripeness, generally a bit later than the rest:

Chave
Clape
Allemand
Jaboulet-Aine
Chapoutier

3

Clape: Vineyards

Reynard
Tézier
La Côte
La Geynale
Pied de la Vigne
La Sabarotte
Plus some St. Peray and CdR

4

Clape: Vinification

Whole cluster
Both punchdowns and pumpovers
Fermentation in concrete, aging for Cornas in 10-12HL foudre
St. Peray is raised in stainless steel
CdR and Vin des Amis aged in foudre

5

What is Le Vin des Amis?

A blend of young vine Cornas and Syrah from outside the appellation, bottled by Clape as VDF

6

What is Renaissance?

Clape's young vine bottling from Cornas

7

How are Allemand's bottlings distinguished?

By age of vines.
Chaillot: vines under 40yo
Reynard: vines over 40yo
Plus the San Souffre, which is Reynard sans sulphur

8

Who were Allemand's mentors?

Joseph Michel (father of Robert Michel)
Noel and Louis Verset

9

What pruning technique did Allemand pioneer in Cornas?

Guyot. He was the first to wire-train, period.

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Allemand: Winemaking

Generally whole cluster, but will destem
2-3 days of Carbonic
Low sulphur

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Allemand: Viticulture

Guyot, at 10,000 vines per ha (v. more common 5000-6000)
Emphasis on low yields through heavy green harvesting
Organic

12

In what vintages did Allemand produce only one wine?

1990, 2002, 2003

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Graillot: Wines

Crozes Hermitage Rouge
Crozes-Hermitage La Guiraude (barrel selection, only in top years)
Crozes-Hermitage Blanc
Saint-Joseph
Hermitage (Greffieux)
Vin de Paille (from Crozes)

14

In which years did Graillot not produce La Guiraude?

1993, 1997, 2000, 2002
First vintage 1988

15

What are the domaines of Maxime Graillot?

Domaine des Lise, Equis

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Cuilleron: Founding

Domaine dates to 1920 (Yves' grandfather Claude)
First domaine bottling 1947.
Yves took over in 1986.

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Cuilleron: Acreage

59ha
up from 3.5 in 1986

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Cuilleron: Winemaking

Manual Harvest
Indigenous Yeast
Whites in 1-4yo barrique for 9mos before bottling
Reds in 1-4yo barrique (age of barrel depending on cuvée) for 18mos before bottling
Partial destemming on reds
VDP in stainless steel and barrel for 6-8mos

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Cuilleron: Oak Treatment

100% new on Cote Rotie Terres Sombres and St Joseph Les Serines
50% new on Cote Rotie Bassenon and Madinière

20

Cuilleron: Condrieus

La Petite Cote: workhorse
Chaillets: old vine blend from Izéras and La Côte
Vertige: longer aging - 18mos in cask, dry
Ayguets: sweet, trained on wires in Les Eyguets and La Côte, mix of botrytis and passillerage, 14% abv, 100g/l RS

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Cuilleron: Côte-Rôtie

Bassenon: 90% Syrah, 10% Viognier, 50% new french
Madinière: 50% new french
Terres Sombres: 100% new french

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Cuilleron: Saint Joseph

Blanc, Le Lombard: 100% Marsanne
Blanc, Saint-Pierre: 100% Roussanne
Rouge, Les Serines: oldest vines, 100% new french

23

Who founded Vins de Vienne?

Yves Cuilleron, Pierre Gaillard, Francois Villard

24

What producer is credited with saving Condrieu in the 1960's?

Georges Vernay, established 1953.

25

Vernay: Vineyards

Condrieu: Vernon, La Caille, St. Agathe
Côte-Rôtie: Maison Rouge, Côteaux de Semons, Lancement

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Vernay: Wines

Condrieu Terrasses de l'Empire: 40yo vines from St. Agathe, largest in production
Condrieu Chaillées de l'Enfer: from La Caille, from superripe grapes (l'enfer = hell)
Condrieu Coteau du Vernon: flagship, vines back to 1936; site leased by Vernay for 3 generations, bought in 2000.
Côte-Rôtie Maison Rouge: 100% syrah, 1st vintage 1970
Côte-Rôtie Blonde du Seigneur: 8% Viognier, from Bassenon and Lancement

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Vernay: Winemaking

Reds are destemmed, with 30% new french.
Whites are whole cluster; foudre for Terrasses de l'Empire, and barrique, 25% new for Chaillées de l'Enfer and Coteau de Vernon.