Grand Cru Selections

Clusel-Roch Current Releases

Clusel-Roch Current Releases

 

Côte-Rôtie

Vineyard: 3.5 ha in the lieu-dits of “Viallière”, “Champon”, and “le Plomb.” The soils are ferrous mica schist.

Blend: Over 95% Syrah from selection massale and around 5% Viognier that is co-planted. The average vine age is 20 years old.

Viticulture & Vinification: Certified organic—harvest and sorting is done by hand. Grapes are put into tank by gravity, partially de-stemmed, and fermented with their indigenous yeasts. The wine is aged for 2 years in oak barrels (15% new) with no filtration before bottling.

Côte-Rôtie "Viallière"

Vineyard: 0.6 ha in “Viallière.” The soils are iron & mica-schist.

Blend: 100% Syrah from selection massale, average age of the vines is 30 years old.

Viticulture & Vinification: Certified organic—harvest and sorting by hand. Grapes are put into tank by gravity, partially de-stemmed, and fermented with their indigenous yeasts. The extraction is purposefully gentle and the wine is aged for 2 years in oak barrels (25% new) with no filtration before bottling.

Côte-Rôtie "Grands-Places"

Vineyard: 1 ha in the “Grandes-Places”. The soils are iron & mica-schist. 

Blend: 100% Syrah from selection massale, average age of vines is 80 years old.

Viticulture & Vinification: Certified organic—harvest and sorting by hand. Grapes are put into tank by gravity, partially de-stemmed, and fermented with their indigenous yeasts. The extraction is purposefully gentle and the wine is aged for 2 years in oak barrels (25% new) with no filtration before bottling.

Condrieu "Verchery"

Vineyard: 0.5 ha in the “Vernon” and “Chery” lieux-dits, both on the hill of Chery in the north of the appellation. The soils are disaggregated granite which is highly permeable and very hot.

Blend: 100% Viognier from “selection massale”, the average age of vines is 30 years old.

Viticulture & Vinifcation: Certified organic. The majority of the wine is fermented in oak barrels with a small part in stainless steel tanks, always with the grapes’ indigenous yeasts. The wine is aged for 12 months in the same vessels as fermentation, goes thru malolactic fermentation and is lightly fined and filtered before bottling.

Coteau du Lyonnais Traboules

Vineyard: 3.8 ha in the south of the appellation, near the communes of Millery and Orliénas. The soils are glacial moraines and some granitic areas.

Blend: 100% Gamay, the average age of vines is 30 years old.

Viticulture & Vinifcation: Certified organic. Harvest and sorting is done by hand. The grapes are partially de-stemmed and put into tanks with about one third whole-cluster. Fermentation is carried out by indigenous yeasts. The extraction is very gentle. The wine is aged for 6 months in stainless steel tanks.

Coteaux du Lyonnais Galet

Vineyard: 1 ha in La Petite Gallée and Rochipel. The soils are glacial moraines and some granitic areas.

Blend: 100% Gamay, the average age of vines is 40 years old.

Viticulture & Vinifcation: Certified organic. Harvest and sorting is done by hand. The grapes are partially de-stemmed and crushed before being put into tanks. Fermentation is carried out by indigenous yeasts.  The extraction is very gentle.The wine is aged for 12 months in 2-3 year old barrels.