Wine Of The Week # 4 // Les Clos Du Caillou Les Quartz

Clos Caillou

Located in the northeastern part of Chateauneuf du Pape, and covering 22 acres in the appellation and 110 acres in Cotes du Rhone (most of which are situated around the estate and bordering Chateauneuf du Pape), this benchmark estate is run by Sylvie Vacheron, with Bruno Gaspard assisted by Aude Perch and oenologist Philippe Cambie making the wines. All in all a small vineyard producing fantastic wines with limited distribution.

This Cotes Du Rhone is dark and dense in the glass, blackberry and cassis followed swiftly by blueberry on the nose. Predominantly a Grenache variety supplanted by Syrah providing earth and spice. A highly concentrated bottle with rounded tannins, best left to breath for 2-3 hours prior to drinking. Perfect with beef £20.49.