Sang des Cailloux Vacqueyras Cuvèe Doucinello 2017
Given the aridity of the soil, the vines here are naturally prone to lower yields-this gives the wines their concentration and power. That Serge has been farming organically for years but has never sought certification says something about his philosophy. He is not looking to impress; only to make the best wines he possibly can. Serge is also sentimental-each year, the Cuvee Traditionnelle of Le Sang des Cailloux is named for one of his daughters, Floureto, Doucinello and Azalais. The “Vieilles Vignes” is also called “Lopy,” named for his hometown. His wines have everything we love about the Rhone - wild and chewy with great notes of leather, spicy garrigue, and smoky, black fruit.