2019 Le Clos du Caillou Côtes du Rhône Rouge
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|refinement, freshness and a modest alcohol content|
|transcends the designation of origin|
|organically cultivated vineyard with a low yield of 35 hl / ha|
|delicious with light grilled dishes, cold starters and summer salads|
Tasting note Clos du Caillou rouge
Aromatic in aroma, with jam-like red fruit and a fresh spiciness. Fresh, smooth and juicy in taste with a fragrant, balanced finish. Delicious rhone for everyday, fruity and smooth.
Sylvie Vacheron and Bruno Gaspard make an unparalleled and very accessible côtes du rhône. The grapes come from a sixty year old vineyard with mainly Grenache grape vines (90%), supplemented with Syrah, Counoise and Mourvèdre. The plots have been certified organic since 2010 and are located a stone's throw from the border with Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the municipality of Courthezon.
Jancis Robinson, the famous English wine writer, calls the style of the wines 'Burgundian'; a reference to the beautiful elegance in combination with the very pleasant, fresh-spicy taste. A style that is not easy to make in the southern Rhône - with usually heavy, alcoholic wines - and gives Clos de Caillou a big lead over the competition.
The grapes undergo a first selection in the vineyard and are therefore picked by hand. A second selection follows immediately upon arrival in the cellar, after which the fermentation takes place in traditional concrete cuves. Afterwards, the wine matures briefly in the concrete cuves and partly in large, old oak casks.
The intention of Vacheron and Gaspard is to preserve the spiciness and fruit notes of the Grenache in this cuvée. And that was very successful in the peak year 2015. An incredibly good côtes du rhône and an example wine for this well-known designation of origin in which (too) many underperforming traders and cooperatives still deliver poor quality. Note: limited availability!
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