Chateauneuf du Pape - Wines - Domaine Les Cailloux - André Brunel
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  • Vinification

    Concrete vat, destemming at 70% for the Grenache, and total destemming for the other grape varieties, racking and return for 5 weeks.
  • Maturing

    Ageing for 18 months in barrels, from 1 to 2 years for the Syrah, ageing in concrete vats for 18 months for the other varieties. Final blending 6 months before bottling.
  • When to drink

    These wines may be enjoyed when young to fully appreciate the fresh red fruits brought by the Grenache. But their ageing potential will fully reveal itself after a minimum of 5 years and their peak at around 10 years.
  • Blending

    Grenache (70%), mourvèdre (17%), syrah (10%), cinsault (3%).
  • Average age of the vines

    60 years
  • Yield

    30 hl / h
  • Type of harvest

    Exclusively manual

A non standard vintage !


This cuvee gets its name from the countless round pebbles present in the vineyards as well being at the origin of the Domaine’s name.

The vineyard is composed of multiple plots, with each having its own characteristics which give this wine its incredible complexity: Bois de la Ville and Les Serres have a deficient and filtering gravel bed making for perfect draining of water to obtain a very concentrated juice. Farguerol and Cansaud have red and blue clays which boast an extremely rich aromatic property. Finally Cabrières and Revès whose chalky-like limestone brings the overall structure and long finish to the whole.

Tasting notes

The 2018 vintage is characterized by a very low harvest but exceptional in quality. The summer was warm and dry en the harvest was performed under optimal conditions : no rain, a lot of sun but not too warm to let the grapes mature at optimal speed.

Bouquet: dominant aromas of red fruits enhanced by a woody touch from the barrel-contained Syrah grapes.
A great taste of red fruits, leather and undergrowth. The tannins are harmonious and elegant. Long finish in the mouth allowing for even more complex aromas of undergrowth, leather.
This wine is a model of complexity and elegance. A wine that you could drink right now or wait ten years to enjoy its full potential.

Wine-Food Pairing

Red Meat - Game.