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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Cailloux André Brunel 2017

  • Black fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color:Red
  • 14% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Full-bodied

This Châteauneuf-du-Pape is one of iDealwine's favourites, perfectly combining power and elegance, complex aromas, with still a good fruit freshness. More info

This Châteauneuf-du-Pape comes from a blend of several plots that each have their own identity: the Bois de la Ville and les Serres provide very concentrated juice, Farguerol and Cansaud provide extreme aromatic richness thanks to the red clay and finally the chalk-rich soils of Cabrières and Revès give incredible structure to the wine. On the nose, red fruit prevail accompanied by a slight woodiness. On the palate, the tannins are melted and elegant. The length is exceptional and over time the aromas of sous-bois, leather or tobacco can evolve.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Cailloux André Brunel serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Viandes rouges grillées, Gigot à la provençale, Gibiers à poil en gigue ou en civet.

Peak: 2032-2037

  • Vintage score: 17/20
  • Lot presentation
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Cailloux André Brunel

    Cuvée presentation

    This Châteauneuf-du-Pape comes from a blend of several plots that each have their own identity: the Bois de la Ville and les Serres provide very concentrated juice, Farguerol and Cansaud provide extreme aromatic richness thanks to the red clay and finally the chalk-rich soils of Cabrières and Revès give incredible structure to the wine. On the nose, red fruit prevail accompanied by a slight woodiness. On the palate, the tannins are melted and elegant. The length is exceptional and over time the aromas of sous-bois, leather or tobacco can evolve.

    Information about domain Les Cailloux

    Les Cailloux is one of the oldest domains in Châteauneuf. Its owner, André Brunel, may be relatively discreet with the media but he is a famous personality in the appellation. The first vintage of Les Cailloux was made in 1950. Never one to follow fashion, this domain has always produced wines that are more delicate in character than effusive. It spans 21 hectares and owes its names to the famous “galet roulés” or pudding stones, that are found in the soil of this region and are an important part of the terroir of many Châteauneuf parcels. Farguerol is one such parcel and it is represented on the Les Cailloux label. To celebrate its centenary in 1989, André Brunel produced the “Cuvée Centenaire”, a special cuvée that has been reproduced in only the most exceptional vintages. Other parcels from this domain are situated on stony, sandy soils rich in clay and gravel. On the 19 hectares that produce red wine, 70% is planted to Grenache, 17% to Mourvèdre, 10% to Syrah and 3% to Cinsault. The Cuvée Centenaire, when it is bottles separately, represents only 6,000 bottles. André Brunel runs a tight ship: herbicides and pesticides are outlawed, and the vines are partially cover cropped. In the winery, concrete and steel vats are preferred so as to retain the fruit aromas. Only the Syrah is matured in oak to round off the tannins.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 good appearance
    • Origin: Producer
    • Recoverable VAT: Yes
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 14 %
    • Country/Region: Rhône
    • Appellation/Wine: Châteauneuf-du-Pape
    • Producer/Owner: André Brunel
    • Vintage: 2017
    • Color: Red
    • Peak: 2032-2037
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Environment friendly 
    • Intensity: Full-bodied
    • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 85%Grenache; 15%Mourvèdre
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Cailloux André Brunel
    Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Cailloux André Brunel

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