Telephone: 01992 525009

CLOS DU CAILLOU Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Owned by Sylvie Vacheron, this domaine is situated on the eastern edge of the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation. It is unique in that, in 1936, the owner of what was then a hunting lodge refused to allow the officials who were drawing up the boundaries of the appellation to visit his domaine. Thus it was not included in the delimited area and remains to this day an unclassified enclave within the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation. This is a seriously run enterprise. Enormous care is taken to ensure the vines are maintained in prefect health, with no use of synthetic products, and since the 2010 vintage the estate has been certified as organic. The exuberant winemaker Bruno Gaspard is a man who takes a traditionally hands-on approach, for example choosing when to pick based purely on tasting the grapes himself. This emphasis on flavour leads to wines of great concentration, lifted by a trademark elegance. The style is for full-bodied wines with rich red fruit flavours, velvety texture and fine tannins. The Cotes du Rhone Bouquet des Garrigues comes from low-yielding 50 year old vines grown on 30 hectares of galets rouges, Chateauneuf’s famous red stones, within the Clos. This is a superb, rich wine, with sweet red fruit, liquorice and a silky texture. It is a Chateauneuf-du-Pape in all but name, and thus represents exceptional value for money. As you move up the range, the quality gets better and more complex, though quantities are significantly smaller. The Quartz and Reserve wines are only made in the best years, using the best fruit from the oldest vines on the stony terroir.

Year after year, this estate continues to produce some of the finest Chateauneuf-du-Papes” Robert Parker, Wine Advocate.

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Le CLOS DU CAILLOU Chateauneuf-du-Pape

6+

Single

2014

COTES DU RHONE, Bouquet des Garrigues

17.95

16.60

2015

COTES DU RHONE, ‘La Nature’

20.95

18.80

2014

CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE Les Safres

37.95

34.80

2012

CHATEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE Quartz

60.95

56.00

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Shop Address

The Black Dog Wine Company
The Cart Barn
Ashlyn's Farm Shop
North Weald
Essex
CM16 6RZ

Shop Opening Hours

Tuesday - Friday 10.30 - 6.00
    Saturday 10.30 - 5.00
      Sunday 12.00 - 4.00
    Monday - Closed

Contact Details

Telephone 01992 525009