Les Cailloux

Lucien and André Brunel
Chemin du Bois de la Ville 6, 84230 Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Tel. +33 490 837 262
No direct sale. The wines can be bought at
Vinadea.
Mail: brunel.andre@wanadoo.fr
Web: http://domaine-les-cailloux.fr/
Blog: http://domaine-les-cailloux.fr/le.blog-55.php

  

André Brunel is together with his wife Lucien the 3. generation at the estate. 
The name of the domain comes from cailloux roulés or galet roulés, the French name for the big stones of Chateauneuf du Pape. It was named by André's father Lucien Brunel who owned the domain 1954-1971
At Chemin du Bois de la Ville you will find the office and ageing cellars, the storing of bottled wines takes place in a former storehouse for oranges in Sorgues and the vinefication takes place in other buildings in Chateauneuf du Pape. All needed facilities are there but the spread situation can give some extra work.

Since 2012 André's son Fabrice have joined his father.

Les Cailloux covers 21 ha of AOC Chateauneuf du Pape. 2 ha are planted with white varieties. In 1990 Brunel purchased a vineyard of 40 ha located to the North of Orange in the Cotes du Rhone appellation. From here is made a Cotes du Rhone rouge Cuvée Sommelongue and a Cotes du Rhone blanc Bécassonne.
From 20 ha of IGP also located to the North of Orange is marketed a cuvée Grenache.

Wines

Chateauneuf du Pape
2015: 70% Grenache, 17% Mourvèdre, 10 % Syrah and 3 % Cinsault.  Around 60 years old vines. Grenache are matured in enamelled tanks and Syrah and Mourvedre in small barrels 1, 2 or 3 years old for 18 months. The wine can be drunk relatively young or be cellared for 10 years or more. The production in an average age is 60.000 bottles a year.

Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvé Centenaire
2010: 80% Grenache and 15% Mourvedre From 100-years-old vines at Fargueirol Grenache are matured in enamelled tanks when Mourvedre is aged in small barrels 1, 2 or 3 years old. 
The cuvée has been made in good vintages since 1989. Lately in 2007 and 2010, 2012 og 2015. The annual production is about 6.000 bottles.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc
2016: 80% Roussanne (Les Serres) and 20% Grenache Blanc (Rèves). 
Matured for 6 months sur lie in cement tank.

Cotes du Rhone East-Quest
2016 70% Grenache, 20% Cinsault and 10% Syrah. Made from vines in Gard, 
Saint-Géniès-du-Comolas

Domaine André Brunel Cotes du Rhone Sommelongue
2016: 85% Grenache, 5% Syrah 5% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault.

Domaine André Brunel Cotes du Rhone Blanc Bécassonne
2016: 50% Roussanne, 30% Grenache Blanc and 20% Clairette.

Domaine Andre Brunel IGP Grenache
2017: 90% Grenache.


Father and son André and Fabrice Brunel. Photo from facebook.
From the domain's blog: Times are changing and today André is handing the reins over to his son Fabrice who is already very active in the Domaine life and who’s eager to contribute with his skills and passion.


Andre Bunel in the ageing cellar at Chemin du Bois de la Ville.


Madame Brunel does her part of the work. 
Here she put labels on the bottles in the storing building in Sorgues.

André Brunel sells some wines made by friends in different appellations.
The wines are made by the producers and a labeled Féraud-Brunel.


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