Le Clos du Caillou – Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Safres 2018


A rare and unique vintage that will be remembered by the winemakers of Châteauneuf-du-Pape for years.

Country of Origin: France
Growing Region: Rhône
Producer: Le Clos du Caillou
Grape Varietal: Grenache, Mourvedre
Vintage: 2018

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Le Clos du Caillou Les Safres is the estate’s silkiest, most delicate Châteauneuf-du-Pape, composed primarily of older-vine Grenache. ‘Safres’ refers to the wine’s terroir of compacted sand, which in the wine translates as a supple texture and smooth tannins, combined with wild berry fruit and distinct notes of plum & liquorice.

The much-lauded Le Clos du Caillou produces classic Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines that just keep getting better, year-on-year. The domaine is situated on the edge of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and is unique in that, in 1936, the owner (who was then away at a hunting retreat) refused to allow the experts who were drawing up the boundaries of the appellation to visit his domaine. Thus, it was not included in the delimited area and remains to this day an enclave within the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation. The domaine practices biodynamic farming techniques and was certified “Agriculture Biologique” in 2010 and “Vin Biologique” in 2012. Their trademark style lies in full-bodied wines with rich red fruit flavours, velvety texture and fine tannins.


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