Châteauneuf du Pape - 2nd wine of Vieux télégraphe
For the production, the winegrowers have chosen to use vines less than 30 years old. As well as older parcels not located on the Plateaux of La Crau and Piedlong.
AREA: 75 acres.
GRAPE VARIETIES: 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 6% Mourvèdre and 4% Cinsault.
VINE AGE: 40 years on average.
VINIFICATION: grapes are hand-picked, with double sorting at the vine, then a third sorting in the winery. They are destemmed, followed by 25-30 days’ traditional fermentation in temperature-controlled vats. Pneumatic pressing, then systematic malolactic fermentation.
MATURATION: in vats for 10 months, then in French oak foudres (30 hl) for about 7 months.
Bottled at 15-16 months, released at 18 months.
PERSONALITY AND AGEING: a Châteauneuf-du-Pape seriously dominated by Grenache, which confers very singular suppleness and roundness. Best savoured young.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 17°C.
AVAILABLE SIZES: 75 cl, half-bt, magnum, jeroboam (3 l).
OUTPUT POTENTIAL: equivalent of 120,000 75 cl bts.
|Note||Between 91 and 94|
|Volume||12,50 % vol - 75 cl|
|Areas of Rhône||Vieux Télégraphe|