LE CLOS DU CAILLOU

LE CLOS DU CAILLOU

1600 CHEMIN SAINT DOMINIQUE
84350 COURTHEZON
+33 (0)4 90 70 73 05
+33 (0)4 90 70 76 47
closducaillou@wanadoo.fr

www.closducaillou.com

LE CLOS DU CAILLOU, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge La Réserve 2010

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LE CLOS DU CAILLOU, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red La Réserve 2010

Vintage 2010:

The 2010 spring was very cool. The vine grows slowly with a lot of grapes.

The heat arrived very fast during the flowering, engendered a strong vegetation growth.

As a result: an important shatter (flower abortion) and thus a small harvest (- 40% compare to the average). After the dry summer, the august and september cool temperatures permit to conserve the rich aromatic potential of the grape.

Harvest started mid-september with the white grape and finished the 5 october with the Châteauneuf-du-Pape grape.

We find in the wine a forgotten balance: red fresh fruit, fine acidity and tannins. It leads to predict a beautiful long aging.

Since the vintage 2010 the clos du Caillou wine are certificated organic wine.

The Châteauneuf-du-Pape Reserve is made only during the beautiful vintage.

It’s a blend with 60% of Grenache and 40% of mourvèdre, located on the name-place “La Guigasse”.

It’s a sandy terroir (soil), which confer to the wine freshness and sharpness.

Harvest:

Although early due to his soil, the grapes are picked late on october 2nd and 3rd, 2010, to obtain a perfect maturity of the Mourvèdre. After de-stemming, Grenache and Mourvèdre are sent to a wooden tank, where they will be vinify together. A daily work between punch-down and delestage will be made during all the maceration of grapes (39 days). Then the wine will age 18 months in demi-muids (big barrel of 600L). The bottling was made on march 17th, 2012 for a production of 6516 bottles and 310 magnums.

Technical sheet
FÉDÉRATION DES SYNDICATS DE PRODUCTEURS CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
La Réserve
AOC CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
Red 2010

LE CLOS DU CAILLOU
1600 CHEMIN SAINT DOMINIQUE
84350 COURTHEZON
+33 (0)4 90 70 73 05
+33 (0)4 90 70 76 47

closducaillou@wanadoo.fr
http://www.closducaillou.com

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VITICULTURE

  • Organic (France certified)
 

SOILS

Sand / Marl (100%)

GRAPE VARIETIES

Grenache noir (60%)
Mourvèdre (40%)

WINEMAKING PROCESS

Truncated tank (100%)


25°
39 days

AGEING

½ Muid (100% - 18 month)

TASTING NOTES

Tasting:
This wine presents a magnificent cherry dress. We discover an explosive nose of licorice and a licorice liqueur, with Indian pepper, and a wooden point of sandal wood. The mouth is very fresh with very soft tannins, bringing an enormous sharpness. This wine opens on aromas of cherry liqueur, crystallized plums, accompanied with crystallized barks of citrus fruits supported by a beautiful peppered and spicy structure.
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