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Le Clos du Caillou Côtes du Rhône Rouge, Le Bouquet des Garrigues

Le Clos du Caillou

Côtes du Rhône Rouge, Le Bouquet des Garrigues

2017 Rhône, France, 75cl

Le Clos du Caillou Côtes du Rhône Rouge, Le Bouquet des Garrigues

This is a seriously impressive wine from one of the best producers in the Rhône. In 1936 when government experts arrived to inspect the Clos for its inclusion in the new appellation (Châteauneuf-du-Pape), they were met with armed caretakers telling them they were not welcome! Therefore, Clos du Caillou has continued to be classified as ‘Côtes du Rhône’ whereas it is in fact, a mini powerhouse of flavour! Soft spices, star anise, sichuan pepper are accompanied by cherry liqueur and floral notes on the nose, with layers of black fruits of the forest and blackcurrant abundant on the noseand palate. The wine is elegant with rounded tannins and is ready to be drink now, but can be aged further for several years. Dynamite stuff!

£21.00

Treat yourself to a case:
6 x bottles 75cl
£126.00
12 x bottles 75cl
£252.00
Case of 6: £126.00
Case of 12: £252.00

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Behind the bottle: Le Clos du Caillou

Le Clos du Caillou is ideally located in the commune of Courthézon. The entire estate comprises 44 hectares of Côtes du Rhône, and 9 hectares of Châteauneuf du Pape. Le Clos has the distinction of being located within the boundary of the Châteauneuf du Pape appellation yet is classified as Côtes du Rhône. Formerly a hunting reserve, the then owner in 1936 refused to have his estate classified by the official regional governing body. Thus, the Clos was not included in the Châteauneuf du Pape appellation. To this day, the Clos du Caillou remains an enclave within this world-renowned wine zone.

Sylvie Vacheron currently runs this fine estate, helped by the gifted winemaker Bruno Gaspard, producing rich and very expressive Châteauneuf du Pape cuvées alongside consultant Philippe Cambie. The literally “larger than life” Philippe is considered the best oenologist in the Southern Rhône and with his advice, the quality of the estate’s wines has greatly progressed. The unsung hero in Clos du Caillou’s portfolio is the ‘Bouquet des Garrigues’: with the feel and style of Châteauneuf du Pape, it is clearly not a straightforward Côtes du Rhône by any means.

Le Clos du Calliou, winemaker

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