WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    85% Grenache and 15% Syrah
  • APPELLATION
    Côtes du Rhône AOC
  • ALCOHOL
    14.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml
  • FERMENTATION
    Hand-harvested. Destemmed; fermented on indigenous yeasts in cement tanks.
  • AGING/COOPERAGE
    Aged for 14 months in a combination of upright, tapered oak cask, foudre and demi-muid. Unfined and unfiltered.

91-94pts Wine Advocate: The 2017 Cotes du Rhone Les Quartz looks to be something special. Full-bodied, concentrated and velvety, it delivers intense fruit notes of ripe raspberries and stone fruit that linger on the finish. 

The consistent high quality of this estate's wines makes it a perennial favorite of mine. The 2017s at this address boast an extra level of concentration that must be the result of the vintage's low yields, yet they remain supple and balanced. Although two potentially perfect red Châteauneuf-du-Papes lead the list, don't overlook the various Côtes du Rhône bottlings, which often represent great value, or the white wines, all of which seem better every year.
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Wine Advocate

90-92pts Jeb Dunnuck: ...sports a medium ruby color to go with a beautiful bouquet of framboise, wild strawberries, smoked earth, and spice. It’s medium-bodied, silky, incredibly elegant, and again, displays a Burgundian-like elegance and purity. 

Wines from Le Clos du Caillou are Rhône blends at their most intense. Concentrated and richly textured, these organically raised wines capture the spice of older-vine Grenache as grown on the region’s finest terroirs. The estate in Courthézon, in the northeastern part of the Châteauneuf-duPape appellation, boasts a mix of terroirs with a predominance of sand, which gives Caillou wines their silky elegance and fine-grained texture. The estate has been practicing biodynamic viticulture since 2003, and was certified organic in 2010. Caillou’s devotion to the character of the land (through bottling wines according to terroir) and its dedication to organic viticulture has only intensified over the years; this is what makes Caillou one of the leading estates in the southern Rhône.

**Ready to ship May 1st 

TASTING NOTES 

Aromas of raspberry, baking spices, licorice. Juicy and textured, mouth-coating; flavors of black cherry, hints of chocolate powder.