Vintage 2021

Vacqueyras `Un Sang Blanc` , Domaine Le Sang des Cailloux

Domaine le Sang des Cailloux
Product Code: CX04ZZWC

Tasting Notes

A blend of Grenache Blanc, Clairette and Viognier. Quite possibly the most thrilling white wine from the Southern Rhône.

Profile

Marsanne, Rousanne
13.4
FRANCE
6
Cork
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bursting with vitality and biodiversity. He has steadily moved the viticulture from minimal intervention to organic and finally to
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actively involved in all matters. Serge loves to give the impression that everything has
fallen into place by accident and that his influence has been negligible – it’s all about
the vines. It may well be all about the vines but his management philosophy and techniques have helped to create vineyards that are
bursting with vitality and biodiversity. He has steadily moved the viticulture from minimal intervention to organic and finally to
biodynamic certification by Ecocert in 2012. This carefully planned evolution has given Serge a raw material of grapes that are both
more expressive of their origins as well as having lower pH levels. This is turn has brought more freshness to the wines as well as
enabling Serge to use lower levels of SO2. The estate covers 16 hectares in the appellation of Vacqueyras and the vineyards are
situated primarily on the plateau of Sarrians are made up of a clay/limestone soil, surrounded by garrigues.
In the cellar, bunches are 100% de-stemmed and vinification takes place in cement tanks. The wines are aged either in old casks or
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year after Serge’s three daughters, Azalaïs, Floureto and Doucinello. It is a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 7% Mourvèdre and
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elegance rather than power. The tannins have become much more refined and the overall complexity and balance is outstanding.

                    [Notes5] =>  We also import a tiny amount of Serge’s white Vacqueyras ‘Un Sang Blanc’. This is quite possibly the most thrilling white wine of the
South but needs plenty of time to show its full potential. Made from Clairette, Roussanne, Bourboulenc, Grenache, Marsanne and
Viognier it undergoes both alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in 450 litre barrels. Depending on the vintage it does approximately
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actively involved in all matters. Serge loves to give the impression that everything has
fallen into place by accident and that his influence has been negligible – it’s all about
the vines. It may well be all about the vines but his management philosophy and techniques have helped to create vineyards that are
bursting with vitality and biodiversity. He has steadily moved the viticulture from minimal intervention to organic and finally to
biodynamic certification by Ecocert in 2012. This carefully planned evolution has given Serge a raw material of grapes that are both
more expressive of their origins as well as having lower pH levels. This is turn has brought more freshness to the wines as well as
enabling Serge to use lower levels of SO2. The estate covers 16 hectares in the appellation of Vacqueyras and the vineyards are
situated primarily on the plateau of Sarrians are made up of a clay/limestone soil, surrounded by garrigues.
In the cellar, bunches are 100% de-stemmed and vinification takes place in cement tanks. The wines are aged either in old casks or
smaller barrels, depending on the cuvée. The principal red of the estate, which represents 80% of the total production, is named each
year after Serge’s three daughters, Azalaïs, Floureto and Doucinello. It is a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 7% Mourvèdre and
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elegance rather than power. The tannins have become much more refined and the overall complexity and balance is outstanding.

                    [Notes5] =>  We also import a tiny amount of Serge’s white Vacqueyras ‘Un Sang Blanc’. This is quite possibly the most thrilling white wine of the
South but needs plenty of time to show its full potential. Made from Clairette, Roussanne, Bourboulenc, Grenache, Marsanne and
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since 1990. He is now in the process of passing the baton to his son Frédéric but is still
actively involved in all matters. Serge loves to give the impression that everything has
fallen into place by accident and that his influence has been negligible – it’s all about
the vines. It may well be all about the vines but his management philosophy and techniques have helped to create vineyards that are
bursting with vitality and biodiversity. He has steadily moved the viticulture from minimal intervention to organic and finally to
biodynamic certification by Ecocert in 2012. This carefully planned evolution has given Serge a raw material of grapes that are both
more expressive of their origins as well as having lower pH levels. This is turn has brought more freshness to the wines as well as
enabling Serge to use lower levels of SO2. The estate covers 16 hectares in the appellation of Vacqueyras and the vineyards are
situated primarily on the plateau of Sarrians are made up of a clay/limestone soil, surrounded by garrigues.
In the cellar, bunches are 100% de-stemmed and vinification takes place in cement tanks. The wines are aged either in old casks or
smaller barrels, depending on the cuvée. The principal red of the estate, which represents 80% of the total production, is named each
year after Serge’s three daughters, Azalaïs, Floureto and Doucinello. It is a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 7% Mourvèdre and
3% Cinsault. There has been a significant shift in the style of this wine, in our opinion since the 2007 vintage, with an emphasis on
elegance rather than power. The tannins have become much more refined and the overall complexity and balance is outstanding.

                    [Notes5] =>  We also import a tiny amount of Serge’s white Vacqueyras ‘Un Sang Blanc’. This is quite possibly the most thrilling white wine of the
South but needs plenty of time to show its full potential. Made from Clairette, Roussanne, Bourboulenc, Grenache, Marsanne and
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About this product +

Producer >

Founded in 1975 the domaine has been solely owned by the wonderful Serge Férigoule, he of the huge handlebar moustache, since 1990. The estate’s vineyards lie on the Plateau des Garrigues on the south  western corner of the village. The soils are made up of red clay over limestone with a scattering of galets roulets across the surface and since 2012 the domaine has been certified biodynamic by Ecocert. Serge is quietly handing over the reins to his children with Frédéri his son looking after the winemaking. The reds are fermented in cement tanks and then aged in foudres and some 450 litre barrels whilst the white is fermented and aged in demi-muid.

Viticulture >

Le Sang des Cailloux is situated on a plateau, surrounded by the `garrigue` (the natural, undeveloped countryside common in the south of France) and opposite the limestone hills of Les Dentelles de Montmirail, between the villages of Vacqueyras and Sarrians. Bathed in sunlight but swept by the Mistral wind, the 17 hectares of the domaine are farmed biodynamically. The soil is composed of limestone and reddish/brown clay with a layer of large quartz stones on the surface. The plots are planted with Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Viognier, Bourboulenc, Roussanne and Marsanne for the whites. Harvesting is done by hand.

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