Robert Parker 96 Points
“Undoubtedly one of the top vintages of this wine, the 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape La Crau features classy notes of crushed stones and black tea to go along with ripe raspberries and black cherries. Full-bodied yet silky, there's more power and richness in La Crau than in Piedlong, yet there's commensurate elegance and finesse. The wine grows in intensity on the finish without ever seeming heavy or overripe, instead offering hints of tea and licorice.”
Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe is the flagship wine of Les Vignobles Brunier. Vieux Télégraphe is always produced from the estates oldest vines. Vieux Télégraphe comes from fruit planted in La Crau on a terroir that is littered with various, large and small rocks and stones.
Grapes sourced from La Crau, the lieu-dit that is known for the galet roulés, or rounded stones, that cover the vineyard as far as the eye can see
Grapes are partially de-stemmed
Traditional fermentation between 25-35 days in stainless steel cuve and wood cuves (all temperature-controlled)
Wine rests in cement tank for 10 months, and then ages for another 12 months in foudres
Wine is bottled unfiltered, after 22 months of aging
ALL BOTTLES ARE 750 ML UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED
Adult Signature Required
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