This estate, with its numerous excellent bottlings, is on a serious roll. Its top Côtes du Rhône efforts are capable of besting some others' Châteauneufs, at a fraction of the price, while the 2018 Châteauneuf du Pape La Reserve is among the very best wines of the vintage.
Concentrated and richly textured, these organically raised wines capture the spice of older-vine Grenache as grown on the region’s finest terroirs. The estate in Courthézon, in the northeastern part of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation, boasts a mix of terroirs with a predominance of sand, which gives Caillou wines their silky elegance and fine-grained texture. The estate has been practicing biodynamic viticulture since 2003, and was certified organic in 2010. Caillou’s devotion to the character of the land (through bottling wines according to terroir) and its dedication to natural viticulture has only intensified over the years; this is what makes Caillou one of the leading estates in the southern Rhône.