Sang des Cailloux

Vacqueyras

2020
Vacqueyras
So. Rhône Valley
France
Say It
Song deh Ka-YOO Va-kay-RAH
Varietals
Grenache Blend
$41
Flavors & Quality
Blackberry Blackberry
Black Olives Black Olives
Smoke Smoke
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COLOR
Red/Violet Tinge
BODY
TANNIN
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
14%
GRAPE(S)
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault
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Why this wine made the cut…
Sang de Cailloux means blood of stones, a name that speaks to the wine's unique expression of the terroir.
Vacqueyras, Southern Rhône Valley
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Grenache
70% Gruh-NASH
Grenache is widely planted throughout the world but some of the best expressions come from the southern Rhone, and in Spain’s Priorat. Grenache has small berries with thick grape skins resulting in dark, tannic wine in its youth combined with an almost ripe sweetness and elevated alcohol. Often part of a blend, Grenache offers a lot of fruit, spice, with floral and herbal notes.
Syrah
20% See-RA
Syrah is widely planted throughout the world, but that was not so until the late twentieth century when Syrah was principally grown in the Rhone Valley and, as Shiraz, in Australia. Stylistically, the Palate Character of Syrah can vary depending on ripeness from a rich Round & Fleshy, Tone & Backbone, to a Powerful & Extracted. The flavors and aromas can also vary with a dark, sometimes sweet, fruit character, varying amount of spice, floral, and earth, and smoke, and meaty aromas and flavors.
Mourvèdre
5% Moor-VED-ruh
Mourvedre is widely grown in Spain, and in France, where it makes up at least 50% of Bandol, and is typically one of the main blended varietals in Chateauneuf du Pape. It is high quality and strives in hot temperatures. The grapes are dark, and tannic with ample alcohol and intense aromas, particularly of blackberries. It is valued for its heady, structured contribution to blends.
Cinsault
5% Sen-SO
Cinsaut is an underrated grape variety from Southern France because its proclivity for high yields. However, when yields are restricted, it can make fruit forward aromatic wines best suited for blends and/or fresh, perfumed and fruity rosé wines.
Country / State
France
Region
So. Rhône Valley
Sub Region
Vacqueyras
Producer
Sang des Cailloux
Winemaker(s)
Serge Ferigoule
Vintage
2020

Sang des Cailloux

Vacqueyras, Southern Rhône Valley

Sang des Cailloux means “blood of the stones,” which is particularly apt for this property located on the Plateau des Garrigues, an area defined by red clay, limestone, and galets roulés, or round stones. 

Serge Ferrigoule of Sang des CaillouxSerge Ferrigoule of Sang des Cailloux

Serge Ferrigoule worked with Monsieur Ricard before launching his own estate in the 1990s in Vacqueyras, at the time a newly designated AOC. This 17-hectare estate, which primarily focuses on grenache-based blends, is organically farmed and hand-harvested.

The wines of Sang des Cailloux are some of the best wines from this underrated appellation. They are defined by intense strains of complex spicy and smoky dark fruit.