Domaine Le Caillaous

Clement & Nicolas
Clement & Nicolas

Domaine Le Caillaous was founded in 1918.  In 1945 it was purchased by Clément Cambos.  He is now 92 years old and still works in the vineyard with his Grandson, Nicolas, who took over the domaine in 2003 after completing oenological studies at the University of Bordeaux.  Caillaous is located in the heart of Gascony in the Armagnac-Tenareze appellation. The climate is temperate with oceanic influences.  The soil here is alluvial and composed of limestone, sand and clay.   These factors make the area ideal for the production of light aromatic whites, which are an excellent base for brandy.  So, Clément began by growing grapes to produce Armagnac.  But it was always clear the land was capable of producing excellent white wine as well.  In the 1980’s the Domaine turned its attention towards the production of Cotes de Gascogne: crisp, aromatic white wines made principally from Colombard and Sauvignon Blanc.  Nicolas is committed to sustainable farming and production practices and the winery was recently fitted with a solar powered roof which will make it totally energy independent in about 20 years.

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