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 2012

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LE CLOS DU CAILLOU, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red La Réserve 2012

VINTAGE 2012: Balance and  freshness.


The winter was extremely cold, causing the loss of numerous old grenache vines (stocks). It was followed by a fresh and raining spring during the flowering causing the shatter on the grenache. The summer  was dry and hot with an heat wave episode mid August. The rains at the end of August and at end of September, allowed to the vegetation to not  undergo the negative consequences of a too much extended hydric stress and to perfect the maturity of the late grapes.
In terms of sunstroke and pluviometry, we are close to the 2010 vintage  and concerning the high temperatures, we are close to the 2011.
2012 is a fresh vintage with fine tannins, on beautiful balances and with an attractive fruit. The level of alcohol is moderated, compare to 2011.
                                                                                                                                                           Our wines are certificated Organique Wine (AB) since the vintage 2010 (organic vines) and Biologique  Wine since 2012 (organic vinification).

 

HARVEST:

Hand picking with sorting in the vineyard. Grapes are then transporting in a boxs of 300 kgs, protected by carbonic snow.  This is the last grapes that we picked at the domain.

Harvest begun on October 9-10th 2012.

 

VINIFICATION:

De-stemming  and vinnification in wooden tank. Cold maceration during 48 hours to extract a maximum of the grapes aromas. Then the alcoholic fermentation engage naturalily with wild yeast. Pigeages and delestages are made during all the grapes maceration ( 37 days).

 

AGEING:

In demi-muids (600L) during 18 months.

 

 

 

Technical sheet
FÉDÉRATION DES SYNDICATS DE PRODUCTEURS CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
La Réserve
AOC CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
Red 2012

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

: VACHERON SYLVIE

VITICULTURE

  • Organic (France certified)
 

SOILS

Sand / Marl (100%)

GRAPE VARIETIES

Grenache noir (60%)
Mourvèdre (40%)

WINEMAKING PROCESS

Truncated tank (100%)


25°
37 days

AGEING

½ Muid (100% - 18 month)

TASTING NOTES

This wine presents an attractive deep red dress on India ink color, in the brilliant black reflections. The nose is powerful and elegant, on undergrowth aromas, with crystallized figs aromas, associated with licorice and violet Zan marks. The mouth is pleasant, sensual, on jam strawberry, blackberries and blackcurrant liqueur aromas. We find spicy and subtle cloves marks, Espelette chilis and soft paprika. This wine presents a magnificent length.

FOODS:
Cocotte de grives au geniévre - tartare de bécasses - ceps farcie aux abats de gibier - civet de chevreuil à la sauce cacao.
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