Clos du Caillou Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2018



Region: Chateauneuf Du Pape, France

Blend: 70% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah

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Type Red
Volume 750

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The vintage 2018 will be remembered by the winemakers of Chateauneuf- du-Pape for years. After an abundant budding, the vintage seemed to be generous. But it was underestimating on the vagaring of Spring, which turned out to be extremely rainy, with more than 300 mm of precipitation in April and May. Without any help of the Mistral, the atmosphere was hot and wet, offering perfect conditions for Mildew development. "Never seen such a Spring" told us our Elders.This season required an investment of every moment for our team, especially for our vineyard, grown organically. Luckily, the summer was hot and dry, providing favorable conditions for producing excellent quality and harvest grapes of at full maturity. Marked by low yields (17 to 20 hl/ha), our 2018 wines have a beautiful elegance, delicate tannins and an outstanding balance. A seductive vintage, under low allocation.

All along their experience of Winemakers, Sylvie Vacheron and Bruno Gaspard with the help of the new generation, have tasted, compared, analysed a lot of different wines with their winemaker friends, with whom they decided to collaborate. The cuvee Tradition Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2018 is the result, for the third year, from these exchanges and give birth today to high qualitative wines, still in the research of Cuvées with the typicality of our terroirs.