Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieux Télégraphe Télégramme 2016

VIGNOBLES BRUNIER

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieux Télégraphe Télégramme
2016

Product code
774504
Format
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Allocated
Status
Available
Country
France
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Region
Rhône Valley
Subregion
Southern Rhône
Appellation
Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Varietal(s)
Grenache
Syrah
Mourvèdre
Cinsault
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
Availability
Winery's website

About this winery

From its humble beginnings in 1898, Vignobles Brunier has become one of the great family domaines of the Southern Rhône. Fourth generation brothers Daniel and Frédéric Brunier now oversee a very impressive array of properties, including La Roquète (Chateâuneuf-du-Pape), Les Pallières (Gigondas), and Le Pigeoulet (Vin de Pays de Vaucluse) as well as the legendary flagship Le Vieux Télégraphe. They have even expanded their activities to Lebanon, where they are now winegrowers at Massaya...

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Notes about product

The grapes are sourced from young vines under 30 years old, plus older parcels not located on the Plateaux of La Crau or Piedlong, in an area of approximately 75 acres.

Winemaking notes

Grapes are hand-picked, then destemmed, followed by 25-30 days’ traditional fermentation in temperature controlled vats, pneumatic pressing, then systematic malolactic fermentation. Aged in vats for 10 months, then in French oak foudres for about 7 months. Bottled at 15-16 months and released at 18 months.

Tasting notes

A Châteauneuf-du-Pape seriously dominated by Grenache, demonstrating a particular suppleness and roundness.

*Revues de presse*

Jeb Dunnuck

- 92 points -

Je, August 2018

Bottled in April (which is always earlier than the other two Châteauneuf-du-Papes from this estate), the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Télégramme has real depth and richness as well as terrific notes of black raspberries, crushed rocks, salty, licorice, pepper, crushed flowers, and toasted spices. Medium to full-bodied, balanced, with plenty of tannins hiding under its fruit, it's an ideal wine for readers looking to see a hint of the style of this estate. It will keep for over a decade as well.

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