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Domain: Les Cailloux

The Brunel family has been in Châteauneuf-du-Pape for 5 generations, and Les Cailloux is the brand they decided on after the Second World War. André Brunel and his son Fabrice make wine recognised by some of the most refined enthusiasts, and they now cover three, distinct appellations: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Côtes du Rhône and Vin de Pays de Vaucluse.

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.

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Cailloux Cuvée Centenaire

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Cailloux Cuvée Centenaire - Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Red)

85%Grenache; 15%Mourvèdre

This is a cuvée that can be tasted on its own, so exceptional are its aromatics and structure.

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Cailloux

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Cailloux - Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Red)

85%Grenache; 15%Mourvèdre

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

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Cailloux

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Cailloux - Châteauneuf-du-Pape (White)

Roussanne, Grenache blanc

With minerality and honey notes, this white Châteauneuf will impress you with the aromatic complexity it develops over time.

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Côtes du Rhône  Sommelongue

Côtes du Rhône Sommelongue - Côtes du Rhône (Red)

85% Grenache, 5% Mourvèdre, 5% Syrah, 5% Cinsault

A pleasant, flamboyant and delicious wine. In short, unbeatable pleasure for the price.

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What the guides say...

  • La Revue du vin de France
André Brunel is one of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation’s elite. He produces racy wines dominated by minerality and refinement. This domain remains loyal to its signature style.
  • Bettane & Desseauve

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