Le Petit Caillou 2015
Le Petit Caillou is a wine crafted by Bruno-Eugène Borie (from prestigious Château Ducru Beaucaillou) and the team of the Grand Cru Classé, from family vineyards in Saint-Julien. Château Ducru-Beaucaillou is a winery in the Saint-Julien appellation of the Bordeaux and one of fifteen deuxièmes crus (Second Growths) in the original Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. Ducru-Beaucaillou's vineyards consist of 50 hectares of well-drained gravel with stones up to 2.5 inches in diameter - beaucaillou means "beautiful stones". Le Petit Caillou means “the little stone” - that can drain the rain waters and stock the heat from the sun to protect vines from frost at night. The vineyards are planted in Cabernet Sauvignon (70%) and Merlot (30%); previous plantings of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot having been uprooted.
Appearance Dense, dark garnet color, drawing on purple in its youth. Aroma The nose reveals notes of violet and empyreumatic like wood, roasting, vanilla. In aging, the wine will reveal very high quality game or truffle aromas.
Beef - Veal - Poultry
Grape Variety: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Country: Saint-Julien, Bordeaux - France