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.
- Rating: (91 - 93)/100 Parker
- Cellaring potential : Can be drunk from 2022 to 2032.
- Tasting note by Joe Czerwinski on 5 May 2022: "Made from old vines not from Crau or Pied Long (two years ago the Bruniers bought eight hectares of 60-year-old Grenache specifically for this cuvee) and young vines from those locations, the 2020 Châteauneuf du Pape Télégramme delivers lovely notions of strawberries and raspberries, as well as a hint of chocolate. Silky, fine and elegant, it's shaping up to be the best wine I've tasted under this label - a solid wine in its own right."
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).
|Note||Between 91 and 94|
|Volume||12,50 % vol - 75 cl|
|Areas of Rhône||Vieux Télégraphe|
|Prix||From 30 to 50 €|