2018 Les Cailloux Chateauneuf-Du-Pape
2018 Les Cailloux Chateauneuf-Du-Pape A floral scent which is both fruity and honey-like, a mineral taste with viscosity in the finish, this wine will surprise you by its complexity and evolution of these aromas all throughout the tasting.
The 2018 vintage with exceptional climatic conditions, allowed the Roussanne to fully express itself: elegance, finesse and length are the main characteristics of these unique vintage and wine.
This Domaine’s white Châteauneuf-du-Pape is made using two plots – each one growing only one type of grape. Les Serres only grows the Roussanne and Le Revès only grows Grenache Blanc. Although the Roussanne isn’t typical for a Châteauneuf-du-Pape white, it brings aromaticity, finesse, and elegance whereas the Grenache Blanc brings structure and energy. This terroir, full of round pebbles, is characteristic of the appellation and bestows an all-important aging ability to this white wine, enabling it to express its full potential in several years.
The Brunel family’s winemaking history reaches back to the 17th century with the purchase of a vineyard plot to the north of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation from the Bishop of Avignon. Numerous generations followed, all working in the vineyards, but it was in 1954 that Lucien Brunel created the name “Les Cailloux” or “The Pebbles” to promote the Domaine’s wine qualities and special geological characteristic of the large oval stones covering his vineyards.