Les Cailloux (white) 2016
A great Rhône Valley white wine which allies terroir energy and the originality of the Roussanne.
The Domaine’s white Châteauneuf-du-Pape is made using 2 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 ageing ability to this white wine, enabling it to express its full potential in several years.
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 2016 vintage, with exceptional weather conditions, helped the roussanne to fully express itself : elegance, finesse and length are the main characteristics of these unique vintage and wine.
White meat and fish with sauces, goat cheese.
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VinificationThe grapes are picked early in the morning to not expose them to the heat. To limit any contact with oxygen, they are pressed immediately and the juice is put into concrete vats to macerate. No malolactic fermentation.
MaturingAgeing for 6 months on lees in a concrete vat. No barrel.
When to drinkThis wine will be fully mature after a minimum of 5 years of ageing.
BlendingRoussanne (80%), Grenache (20%).
Average age of the vines30 years
Yield30 hl / h
Type of harvestExclusively manual
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