Domaine Le Clos Du Caillou

Organic Farming Estate

Ideally situated in the northeast of the appellation, in the commune of Courthézon, the domaine’s vineyards cover 9 hectares of vines in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation, and 44 hectares in the Côtes-du-Rhône appellation, with the particularity of being located on the edge of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation.

Le Clos currently represents 17 hectares of vines, on exceptional terroirs, producing great, rich, silky wines.

Our vineyards are rich in red grape varieties, offering a wide range of aromas and highly complex wines. Grenache makes up the majority of our vines, adapting easily to the hot, dry southern climate. It offers wines of great delicacy.

This grape variety, the king of our appellation, blends wonderfully with mourvèdre, syrah, cinsault, carignan, counoise and vaccarése, each bringing their own touch of personality. Our whites, represented by viognier, roussanne, clairette (rose and white), bourboulenc and grenache blanc, account for 10% of our production.

Concerned with living in harmony with our environment, without disturbing the plant and animal environment already present, our vineyard is entirely organic. For several decades now, the vineyards have been managed in a sustainable manner, favoring natural methods wherever possible. Claude Pouizin worked his vines mainly with his tractor and a few tools, but with the strength of his hands. Jean-Denis Vacheron has continued to use healthy farming methods. Today, our philosophy is evolving towards biodynamic viticulture, always with a view to authenticity and enhancing the value of our wines.

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Le Caillou Châteauneuf du Pape Red

Grape varieties: 70% Grenache – 15% Mourvèdre – 15% Syrah

Age of vines: about 50 years

Terroir: Soils composed of sands and safres (compacted sands).

Destemming: The bunches are destemmed.

Yield: 19hl

Aging: In foudres and demi-muids for 14 months.

Press awards: Wine rated 93/100 and 2004 and 2016 by Jeb Dunnuck

Le Caillou "Cuvée Les Safres"

Grape varieties: 75% Grenache – 25% Mourvèdre

Age of vines: about 60

Terroir: Soil composed of sand and safres (compacted sand) located in the area known as “Les Bédines”.

Destemming: All bunches are destemmed.

Yield: 23 hl

Aging: In foudres (75%) and demi-muids (25%) for 14 months.

Press awards: Wine rated 95/100 in 2016 by Jeb Dunnuck

Les Caillou "Cuvée Les Quartz"

Grape varieties: 70% Grenache – 30% Syrah

Age of vines: 60 years on average

Terroir: On sandy-clay soils in the localities of La Janasse and La Crau.

Destemming: All bunches are destemmed.

Yield: 21 hl

Aging: Grenache: 90% in demi-muids (600L) and 10% in amphora (terracotta) Syrah: aged in barrels. For 14 months.

Press awards: Wine rated 98/100 in 2016 by Jeb Dunnuck

Les Caillou "Cuvée La Réserve"

Grape varieties: 55% Grenache, 45% Mourvèdre

Age of vines : Centenarians

Terroir: Sands on La Giguasse and Pignan

Destemming: All bunches are destemmed.

Yield: 18 hl

Ageing: 88% in demi-muids (600L) and 12% in amphora (terracotta) for 14 months

Press awards: Wine rated 100/100 in 2019 by Jeb Dunnuck