2015 Le Clos du Caillou Côtes du Rhone Le Bouquet des Garrigues
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Tasting note Le Clos du Caillou Garrigues
Bright red French wine with a spicy aroma of fresh red fruit and a fine spiciness. The taste is juicy and smooth. Delicious with cold dishes or grilled meat.
The organic wines of Le Clos du Caillou are of an exceptional class and refinement. Bruno Gaspard and owner Sylvie Vacheron know how to bring a rare elegance into the wines, despite the warm Châteauneuf-du-Pape terroir. They create a style and quality that is seen by many as the future for this famous area. Here people have grown accustomed to harvesting ripe grenade grapes, which give them very alcoholic and heavy wines.
A style that is under attack and differs from Le Bouquet des Garrigues of this domain as the crow flies. The vineyards of this luxury côtes du rhône are located at Châteauneuf-du-Pape, separated only by the Route Nationale. The planting is dominated by mainly 50 year old grenache vines, with a further 15% syrah, 10% carignan and 10% mourvèdre. The yield is very low with an average of 25 hectoliters per hectare.
The harvest is done manually with a first selection in the vineyard, followed by a second one at the cellar. Bruno Gaspard selects only the very best grapes for Le Bouquet des Garrigues and has them fermented in concrete tubs. The maturation takes place in large oak barrels for 15 months. The result is a frequently acclaimed côtes du rhône which is worth comparing with good châteauneuf-du-pape.
|Producer||Le Clos du Caillou|
|Type of wine||Quiet|
|Biologically without a certificate||No|
Accessible and fruity spicy red wine. Delicious with cold dishes or grilled meat.
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