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  • A fleshy, high-class Chateauneuf du Pape
  • 2015 is great vintage for Chateauneuf du Pape
  • 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 6% Mourvedre, 4% Cinsault
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Ruby-Red
Nose Lots of kirsch, raspberry and floral notes.
Palate Medium-bodied, soft and supple, with sweet fruit and solid freshness.
Food Pairing Well matured hard cheeses
Cellaring 5-10 Years
Notes Located in the southeastern part of Chateauneuf du Pape and located mainly on the prime La Crau plateau, this classic and traditional estate has been run by the Brunier family for generations.
Variety Grenache Blend
Body Medium - Full Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2015
Region Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Country France
Sustainability None
Alcohol 14.5%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Cork
Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe
Taken from Jeb Dunnuck article for Wine Advocate: 'Located in the southeastern part of Chateauneuf du Pape and located mainly on the prime La Crau plateau, this classic and traditional estate has been run by the Brunier family for generations. Now managed by brothers Daniel and Frederic, the estate continues to churn out a range of high class wines. In addition to their holdings in Chateauneuf du Pape (Vieux Telegraphe, La Roquete, and now Piedlong, which is a new wine replacing the red from La Roquete) they also make wines in Gigondas (Les Pallieres, Vin de Pays and Ventoux). All of the wines are high quality'
Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the largest AOC in the Southern Rhone and the oldest AOC in France is an historic village between Orange and Avignon in the southern Rhone Valley. It is renowned for producing gloriously rich red wines, reminiscent of the heat and herbs of the south.



Vineyards are typified by the large round 'galet' stones which assist in reflecting sun onto the untrained bush vines. The climate in CNDP is the driest of all Rhone appellations, a Mediterranean climate in which the dryness is accentuated by the wineries not being permitted (in all but extreme conditions) to irrigate their vines.



The wines have a depth of complexity which comes from blending several of the 14 permitted grape varieties. The varieties are: Grenache, Mouvedre, Syrah, Cinsault, Vaccarese, Counoise, Teret Noir, Muscadin, Picpoul Noir, Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Rousanne, Picpoul Gris and Picardin. With red Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Grenache is generally the dominant varietal with Syrah and Mourvèdre in support. The white wines in the region are made from Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Roussanne, Bourboulenc and Picardin and represent barely a tenth of total production.
93
points
James Suckling
Bottled after 18 months (other Châteauneuf-du-Papes see 24 months in cask). This is from the vineyards around La Crau. Fresh, bright raspberry and strawberry fruit aromas with a smooth, ripe and red plum-flavored palate. Pastry-like layers of fine tannins.
91
points
Wine Spectator
A silky, elegant style, with light blood orange, bitter cherry and damson plum fruit stretching out over sandalwood, bergamot and incense notes. Gentle but persistent through the finish. Drink now through 2027.

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