Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Safres Rouge 2014
This wine presents a deep red color with blood reflection. The nose is dominated by aromas of zan in the violet, associated to the Pyrenees black cheery jam. The mouth is unctuous, elegant, on liqueur perfume of strawberry and raspberry, accompanied by some notes of soft spices (Colombo) and orange zest. This wine possesses a beautiful aromatic length.
From robust Côtes-du-Rhône to memorable Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Clos du Caillou wines arguably represent some of the finest values in all of France. Proprietor Sylvie Vacheron and winemaker Bruno Gaspard are keeping the great work of the late Jean-Denis Vacheron alive with wines that are heady, robust and mouth-wateringly lush. Caillou tends wonderfully old Grenache vines, some of which are 70 to 100 years old. With older Syrah and Mourvèdre added to the mix, it’s no wonder that Caillou wines are across the board impressive for their power, extract and deep minerality. The estate’s Châteauneuf terroir borders the impressive domaines of Chateau Rayas and Beaucastel.