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4.2
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4.7

Clos du Caillou Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Safres

Clos du Caillou
$64.99
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionRhone
Alcohol Level
Country
France
SubregionChâteauneuf-du-Pape
Drinking Window
GrapesGrenacheMourvèdre
Wine Description:
Situated in the iconic region of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Clos du Caillou is revered for its minimalist and organic viticultural practices, producing wines that genuinely represent their terroir. The Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Safres stands as a testament to this commitment. Sourced predominantly from the estate's sandy parcels, this wine offers a unique expression of the region's diverse terroir. The meticulous cultivation and aging in a combination of tanks and foudres ensure a wine that is both elegant and robust, capturing the very soul of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Read more
Pros:
  • Rich and complex flavor profile
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Cons:
  • May require some aging to fully develop its potential

User Rating:

4.2
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Expert Rating:

4.7

Wine Expert Note:

Pouring Clos du Caillou's Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Safres reveals a deep ruby-red hue, leading to a captivating nose of red and black berries, garrigue, and a hint of black tea. The palate unveils a harmonious dance of ripe fruits, including cherries and blackcurrants, complemented by undertones of spices and herbs, all interwoven with silky tannins and a well-judged acidity. The finish is long and resonant, echoing with traces of fruit and subtle spicy notes. Paired beautifully with rich meat dishes or mature cheeses, Les Safres offers a sublime taste of the nuanced and varied landscapes of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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