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.
The immediate bouquet offers very ripe red fruits, verging on strawberry jam, more direct and immediate than the Grand Vin. On the palate it has that balance between liveliness and velvet, the slight sucrosity specific to Grenache presents itself perfectly, but doesn’t weigh the wine down at all. It has length without being overly complex, peppery but rounded too.
Grapes are fully destemmed before traditional 12 day fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. 9 months ageing in concrete tanks followed by 6 months in oak foudres.