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Le Clos du Caillou Cotes du Rhone Garrigues, 2017

Product Code:62891


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Le Clos du Caillou Le Bouquet des Garrigues Cotes-du-Rhone, Rhone, France, 2017

Varietal Composition: 85% Grenache, 15% Syrah, Mourvedre & Other Varietals

Tasting Notes: Aromas of macerated red berries, plum, licorice, and sweet herbs give way to a fruit-forward palate with flavors of Chambord, juicy plums, anise, rosemary, and a hint of white pepper. 

Perfect Pairings: Charcuterie, Duck Confit w/Morello Cherry Preserves & Herb Crusted Lamb in a Madeira Wine Sauce

Crystal's Tips: All the complexity of a youthful Châteauneuf-du-Pape without the CDP price. Read below to learn more about the fascinating story behind the label. Decant 1 hour before dinner. Drink through 2025

Tech Sheet

History of Le Clos du Caillou 

In the early 20th century, Châteauneuf-du-Pape was plagued by wine fraud. Various rules for the production of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, drawn up and promulgated in 1923, were the first Appellation Contrôlée rules in France. They provided the prototype for subsequent AOC rules. The original AOC rules allowed ten varieties and were amended to thirteen in 1936, and eighteen in 2009. Baron Pierre le Roy of Château Fortia was the principal architect of these regulations, which set the minimum alcohol level of the wines and set limits on yields as well as which types of grapes could be grown in which area. Another one of the Baron's requirements was that no vineyards could be planted on land that wasn't arid enough to support plantings of both lavender and thyme.

The experts who wanted to put Le Clos du Caillou area into the delimitation arrived at the domain and were welcomed with a gun! Then, they decided not to put Le Clos du Caillou in the area of Châteauneuf du Pape. That is why, Le Clos du Caillou produce Côtes du Rhône inside the area of Chateauneuf du Pape...

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