What would be a reserve wine or a special cuvée at any other Châteauneuf estate is the minimum standard for Vieux Telegraphe. La Crau is one of the undisputed grands cru vineyards of the appellation. What the Brunier family has accomplished in 2014 is nothing short of remarkable Vintage 2014 produced a wine of exceptional refinement, with a texture of velvet. Power and finesse, fused into one complete package, with all the character we expect from this estate—there is no mistaking those La Crau stones. Vieux Télégraphe is returning to its roots and leading the way forward in Châteauneuf toward drinkable, balanced, terroir-driven, elegantly rustic old-vine Grenache that will redefine and reinvigorate the appellation.