Cuvee de Lopy is the old vine wine made at Domaine Le Sang des Cailloux in Vacqueyras, Southern Rhone.
A super blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah that is aged on Oak for 12 months. This wine will just get better and better with age. Concentrated and dense, this Vacqueyras lingers for a long time thanks to the intensity of its aromas of ripe fruit, spices, leather and bitter cocoa. It originates from the vieilles vignes of Grenache and Syrah which were grown on soils of clay, brown limestone and rolled pebbles. Harvested by hand, fully destemmed and vinified in concrete vats, the wine was then aged for one year in 450-litre casks.
A wine that you will certainly want to lay down for a few years. If you can keep your hands of it, it will be worth the wait!
Serge Férigoule bought Le Sang des Cailloux in 1990, after having worked for 10 years with the previous owner. From there, he stopped chemical weeding and removed synthetic products. His son, Frédéri, joined him in 2003 and they decided to have the estate certified organic and then biodynamic. The 17 hectares of vineyarda in Vacqueyras are located on a plateau facing the Dentelles de Montmirail. With its clay-limestone terroir, reddish brown, and its rolled pebbles, Le Sang des Cailloux mainly produces red wine but for several years Serge and Frédéri have been trying their hand at white.