Vieux Télégraphe 'La Crau' 2018, Domaine Vieux Telegraphe

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An outstanding Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Produced from vineyards located on the stony plateau of La Crau in the south east of the appellation, where the villages of Bédarrides and Courthézon meet. The vines average 60 years of age and the vineyard is the hottest in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It is always one of the first to pick. .
Type:
Vintage:
2018
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre, 5% Cinsault
Genre:
ABV:
13%
Region:
Country:
France
Sub Region:
Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Body:
Hearty, rustic and full flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink from 2023 throught to 2035
Closure Type:
Cork
£66.00
 

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

Vieux Télégraphe is one of the most renowned estates of the Southern Rhône. The large Domain has about 45 hectares of red grapevines planted, with an average age of around 55 years. Blessed with one of the finest locations in the area, the particularly hot microclimate is such that the Brunier Family, owners of the estate for almost a century, are able to harvest as much as a week ahead of their neighbours.

Tasting Notes

The bouquet is typically discreet but push deeper and it is vinous, rich and ripe. The palate is ripe yet also structured and taut, with delicious spice and sweetness from the Grenache showing well. An outstanding Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

Food Matches

Enjoy with the finest cuts of red meats, lamb and even goat. Good cheese and the smellier the better!

Vinification

N/The grapes are handpicked, sorted and partially destemmed and then fermented in stainless steel tanks for between 25 - 35 days. After nine months in concrete tanks, the wine is then aged for 10 months in 60hl oak foudres. This is then bottled, without filtration, after 20 months.

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