Vintage 2014 produced a wine of exceptional refinement, with a texture of velvet. Power and finesse here and.very complex. A range of aromas and flavors: potpourri, ripe and baked dark berries (black raspberry, black cherries), dried herbs (thyme), fenne
Very complex with a range of aromas and flavors: potpourri, ripe and baked dark berries (black raspberry, black cherries), dried herbs (thyme), fennel, white pepper, game, and a balsamic note. Excellent structure with fine-grained tannins balanced with fresh acidity to a long, flavorful finish. Pair with roasted meats, game, pork dishes.
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.
It would be difficult to think of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the most celebrated cru of the southern Rhône, without thinking of Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe. The Brunier family, a legend in its own right, have been a part of the plateau known as La Crau for over one hundred years. These evoke the terroir concept in its purest form, reflecting the dramatic climate,rough terrain that defines the soil, full sun exposure at a higher altitude, the typicity of the varietals with an emphasis on Grenache, and the hands of their caretakers, the Brunier family. For many, La Crau is Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s grandest cru. Sustainable farming here. Vinification begun in tank with aging in 10-15% new French oak.
The blend is 65% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah, 5% Cinsault, Clairette and others.