|Le Clos du Caillou
Company: E.A.R.L Pouizin - Vacheron
Clos du Caillou, Chemin Saint-Dominique
Tel. +33 490 707 305
Direct sale: Monday - Friday 9.00-12.00 and 13.30-17.30. Saturday 9.00-12.00.
1895 the famous engineer Elie Dussaud (1821-1899) bought Le Clos. At that time
the place was covered by wood. The
purpose of the acquisition was to use the area as a hunting lodge.
start of the domain's path from a wooded hunting idyll to a domain recognized as
one of the best domains in the appellation, began when the current owner's
father Claude Pouizin acquired the property in 1955. He started clearing the
forest away and to plant
vines instead. Most
of the domain's vineyards are planted between 1955 and 1978.
1995 - after 40 years of hard work to build a
domain - Claude Pouizin wanted
to retire. It
was only Sylvie, the youngest of his three daughters, who were interested in
taking over the
was married the son of a wine grower in Sancerre, Jean-Denis Vacheron.
The change of
generation meant that the
property's wines got a
huge quality boost.
The wine writers especially in
America praised Vacheron's
effort, and exports to
America increased tremendously.
In March 2002 died Jean-Denis
Vacheron tragically in
a car accident and Sylvie
was left alone to take
The oenologist Philippe Cambie
began already in 2001 as an advisor of Jean-Denis Vacheron.
Another lucky alliance
was the hiring of the winemaker
at Chateau du Trignon Bruno
Gaspard, who has
been responsible for the winemaking since
In August 2020 Domaine de Panisse vas purchased
Sylvie's two children Marilou and Axel has a chance to try their scills there.
domaine covers 9 ha of Chateauneuf du Pape and 44 ha of Cotes du Rhone
Sylvie Vacheron at Marxhe aux Vins in Violès 2014
Bruno Gaspard at the domaine 2018
Wines accodring to website
(The wines from 2018 contains around 15% les Grenache than in normal
Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition
2018: 70% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre,15% Syrah.
Aged in foudres or demi-muids for
Chateauneuf du Pape Les Safres
2018: 75% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre, Vaccarese and Cinsault.
Grencache aged in foudres Mouvedre in demi-muds for 14
Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc Les Safres
2019: 40% Roussanne, 30% Grenache Blanc and 30% Clairette from the lieux-dits Les
Bédines and Pignan.
Fermented and then aged in barrels for 4 month
Chateauneuf du Pape Les Quartz
2018: 85% Grenache, 30% Syrah.
Grenache aged in (90%) i demi-muids, 10% i amphora.
Syrah in barrels for 14 months.
Chateauneuf du Pape La Réserve
2018: 50% Grenache, 50% Mourvedre.
Aged for 14 months in demi-muids (88%)
Cotes du Rhone Le Caillou
2019: 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault.. 60+-years-old
vines. 80% de-stemmed.
Cotes du Rhone Le Caillou Rosé
2019: 70% Grenache,30% Cinsaul, Mouvedre, Syrah. Direct press.
Cotes du Rhone Le Caillou Blanc
2019: 50% Viognier, 20% Clairette, 15% Roussanne, 15% Grenache Blanc
Cotes du Rhone Le Bouquet des Garrigues
2018: 70% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Carignan, Mourvedre, Counoise.
demi-muids or foudres for 14 months.
Cotes du Rhone Rosé Le Bouquet des Garrigues
2018: 55% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache, 15% Syrah
Cotes du Rhone Blanc Le Bouquet des Garrigues
2019: 40% Clairette 30% Grenache Blanc, 15% Viognier,15% Roussanne.
Cotes du Rhone Esprit Nature
2019: 80% Grenache, 20% Syrah.
Cotes du Rhone Les Quartz
2018: 80% Grenache,20% Syrah. 60-years-old growing in the same type of soil as Chateauneuf du Pape Les Quartz. Aged in wooden tank, foudres or demi-muids
for 14 months.
Cotes du Rhone La Réserve
2018: 75% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre.
Aged in demi-muids or amphoras (10%) for 14 months.
Cotes du Rhone Blanc La Réserve
2019: 100% Clairette
Vinification in new demi-muids (55%) or in steel tank. Matured here for 5
Maybe you will meet Aude Chabot in the tasting
She is assisting Bruno Gaspard in the cellar.
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