Côtes du Rhône ‘Les Quartz’, Domaine Clos du Caillou, Rhône, France 2021
Regular price £27.10
This wine comes from the domaine’s “clos” vineyard, which shares similar terroir and exposition as the domaine's Châteauneuf plots. A truly unique site within the Cotes du Rhone appellation. Blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah. Nose full of forest fruits, dominated by wild blackberry and raspberry, all accompanied by spicy notes. The palate is complex with a superb length, dominated by notes of liquorice and violet.Red Organic Grenache 14.5%
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.