Yves Cuilleron | Condrieu, France
Yves Cuilleron originally trained as a mechanic, however he got bitten by the wine bug in the 1980s. So when his uncle retired in 1987, Yves jumped at the chance to run the family estate. At the time, Condrieu was relatively unknown, and Yves’ perfectionist approach from vine-planting to wine bottling resulted in wines that were to grab the attention of both consumers and critics – making them hugely in-demand, and raising the profile of the appellation as a whole.
Even though Cuilleron is most famous for his Condrieu, don’t overlook Yves’ red wines from St.-Joseph and Côte Rôtie which are made to the same exacting standards.