Vieux Telegraphe, Chateauneuf du Pape 2015Regular price $90.00 Save $-90.00
Variety: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Cinsault
Chateauneuf du Pape is one of the most famous wine regions in the world, and wouldn’t be this way without the Brunier family, (and a little help from importer Kermit Lynch) who helped pave the way for what this appellation has become today. Perhaps almost as epic as the Brunier family is the vineyard they’ve farmed for over 100 years called La Crau with the large stones, locally known as galets roules, covering the soil there. While the vineyard certainly exposes the vines to all the most undesirable climatic conditions, the terroir is desired for its altitude and ability to force the vines to struggle, thus making compelling wines.
Coming from the “Grand Cru” of the region, La Crau is the site for this fruit. The vines are 20 to 60 years old and exposed to Le Mistral, the name for the regional wind that is excellent at preventing rot. The wine ages in cement for ten months, then for twelve months in barrels before release. This can age for a number of years.