Notes from North Berkeley Imports:
"A bold red and a beautiful tribute to the elegance and silk of very old-vine Grenache! The estate's Châteauneuf vineyard surrounds the centuries-old farmhouse like a clock; here Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre and Cinsault are farmed and then blended. (This region, the lieu-dit 'La Janasse,' is also home to Domaine de la Janasse's oldest vines.) Many vines were planted in the early 1920s.
The younger generation at Le Clos du Caillou as of 2020 purchased a spectacular property north of the family estate in Courthézon. The winery is made up of a 15th-century farmhouse (the “mas”) and cellars, surrounded by some 16 acres of prime Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards, in the heart of lieu-dit ‘La Janasse’ in the far northeast corner of the
appellation. With many vines planted in 1924 and terroir that echoes Châteauneuf’s finest, winemaker Marilou Vacheron and her brother Axel are more than well-positioned to craft seriously compelling and character rich southern blends."