One cannot think of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the most celebrated cru of the Southern Rhône, without thinking of Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe. The Brunier family is legendary in its own right, having been rooted in the enigmatic plateau known as “La Crau” for over one hundred years.
The wines of Vieux Télégraphe evoke the concept of terroir in its purest form: they reflect their dramatic climate, the rough terrain that defines the soil, their full sun exposure at a higher altitude, the typicity of the varietals with an emphasis on Grenache, and of course, the influence of their caretakers, the Brunier family. For many, La Crau is Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s grandest cru.
Grape Varieties: 40 % Clairette, 25 % Grenache Blanc, 25% Roussane and 10% Bourboulenc.
Bright straw-yellow. Powerful aromas of fresh pear and white peach are complicated by suggestions of orange zest, iodine and succulent lower.
On the palate, sappy and impressively delineated offering intense pear skin, meyer lemon and honeysuckle flavors that deepen and spread out steadily on the back half.
Hints of marzipan and candied ginger emerge on an impressively long, mineral-tinged finish that echoes the floral and citrus fruit notes.
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