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2016 Le Clos du Caillou Cotes du Rhone Vieilles Vignes Cuvee Unique

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  • 99pt vintage 
  • Cote-du-Rhone with CDP standards
  • Certified biodynamic
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About the Wine

Wines from Le Clos du Caillou are Rhône blends at their most intense. Concentrated and richly textured, these organically raised wines capture the spice of older-vine Grenache as grown on the region’s finest terroirs. The estate in Courthézon, in the northeastern part of the Châteauneuf-duPape appellation, boasts a mix of terroirs with a predominance of sand, which gives Caillou wines their silky elegance and fine-grained texture.

The estate has been practicing biodynamic viticulture since 2003, and was certified organic in 2010. Caillou’s devotion to the character of the land (through bottling wines according to terroir) and its dedication to natural viticulture has only intensified over the years; this is what makes Caillou one of the leading estates in the southern Rhône.

Tasting notes: 92% Grenache and 8% Mourvèdre. Aromas of wild thyme, lavender and rosemary followed by rich flavors of raspberry and black cherry. This Cote du Rhone is dense and complex displaying classic spicy and savory Rhone characteristics. Enjoy alongside grilled steak, game meat (duck especially), lamb.

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