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 vineyard has been built mainly into single-row terraces, to cope with the very steep slopes. The soil, which is partly covered by limestone rock slides is very shallow and sits on a highly compact layer of red clay. Average age of vines is 70 years.
Grapes are hand-picked, gently crushed and destemmed, followed by
25-30 days’ traditional fermentation in temperature controlled concrete and wooden vats. Pneumatic pressing is followed by systematic malolactic fermentation. The wine is then aged for 20 months in French oak foudres (60 hl), bottled unfined and unfiltered, then released at 2 years.
“Racines”, a cuvée made with grapes from the estate’s oldest vines, has
the velvet, depth and harmony that defines old world Grenache, and as such has very high ageing potential.