Côtes-du-Rhône Blanc ‘Le Caillou’, Domaine Clos du Caillou, Rhône, France 2021
Regular price £18.80
A blend of Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Clairette and Bourboulenc. Shiny yellow topaz colour with bright reflections. On the nose, aromas of white flowersbeds associated with white flesh fruits and beautiful mirabelle. The palate is full and creamy with a taste of apricot liqueur, and very nice finish.White Organic White Blend
Clos du Caillou
The Clos du Caillou was founded in 1895 when Elie Dussaud settled there and created an old cellar. It started as a hunting retreat and it has a remarkable history which explains its exclusion from the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation upon its creation in the 1930s – as a result, the Clos du Caillou is nowadays home to some of the most spectacular terroir classified as simply Côtes-du-Rhône. The estate was purchased in the mid-1950s by the Pouzin family who decided to plant vines on the land that had traditionally been designated for hunting. They also acquired a 9 hectare plot within the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation itself. In 1995, Sylvie Pouzin took on the estate from her father and began the process of converting the vineyard to biodynamic practices. They gained their official organic certification in 2010 and since then have gone on to grow their reputation for the production of outstandingly wines.