Château Côtes du Gros Caillou is located in Saint-Sulpice-de-Faleyrens, in one of eight districts of the Saint-Emilion appellation. A number of Saint-Emilion Grands Crus lie within its immediate vicinity, including Château Monbousquet, the most illustrious. Its name evokes the soils – made up of small stones (“Caillou”) – which are the hallmark of the vineyard, including several exceptional plots of pure gravel.
Since 1960, the Tourenne family manages the Château’s old vines with meticulous care, with many manual canopy management techniques, to extract all the richness and concentration. Just like the finest Crus of the appellation, the wines are matured for several months in oak barrel. Château Côtes du Gros Caillou displays the elegance and refined character, with the intensity that singles out the very finest Saint-Emilion wines.
Bordeaux red structured, rich and intense flavors, sometimes woody notes. Perfect for exceptional moments.
The Tourenne family.
In Saint-Sulpice-de-Faleyrens, to the south-west of Saint-Emilion. Numerous Saint-Emilion Grand Cru wines are located within the immediate vicinity of the Château, including the most illustrious, Château Monbousquet.
Clay-gravel (with many small stones between each vine row) and an exceptional 1-ha plot of pure gravel adjoining Château Monbousquet.
85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc.
Awards and press reviews
2016 Vintage: Silver Medal – Concours des Grands Vins de France – Mâcon 2018
2015 Vintage: Silver Medal – Challenge International du Vin – France 2017
2014 Vintage: Silver Medal – Concours de Bordeaux Vins d’Aquitaine 2016
2013 Vintage: Bronze Medal – Challenge International du Vin – France 2015
2012 Vintage: Silver Medal – Concours des Grands Vins de France – Mâcon 2014
2011 Vintage: Silver Medal – Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2013
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The delicacy and elegance of the very great
An attractive ruby colour, the wine offers an intense bouquet laden with ripe, red fruit aromas intermingled with toasted, vanilla notes. Well-balanced in structure with silky, well-integrated tannins. A wine intended for keeping, on a par with Grand Cru wines.
Thomas Drouineau, winemaker, Maison Delor