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Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau Rouge by Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe (Vignobles Brunier) 2017

Châteauneuf-du-Pape La Crau Rouge

by Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe (Vignobles Brunier) 2017

Producer : Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

Region : France (France), Southern Rhône (France)

Bottle Per Case : 6 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Vegetables

Tasting Notes

"Immediately a sense of darker fruit in this vintage. Some stony, chalky elements, as well as dried violets and roses. Very compelling, fleshy palate with powerful black fruit and plums and thick, but smooth tannins that will carry it in the cellar. Barrel sample.

95-96 Points - James Suckling, Aug 2018

Specs

Bottles Per Case 6 Pack
Point Score 96
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe
Region France (France), Southern Rhône (France)
Alcohol 14.5% alc./vol.
Style Savory and classic
Vintage 2017
Farming Method Organic, Sustainable, Traditional
Grapes Cinsault, Clairette, 65% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah / Shiraz
Food Pairing Breads, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Vegetables
Descriptors Floral, Fruity
Wine Type Red
Wood Presence Oaked
Body Full
Price of Case $1, 019.94

The Producer

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe has been run by the Brunier family for six generations - since 1891 to be precise. The estate’s vineyards, 60 years old on average, are planted on the celebrated Plateau of La Crau, a site renowned for grape-growing in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This terroir imparts to these wines a highly distinctive minerality, as if they have been filtered through the thick layer of large pebbles left behind when the Alpine glaciers melted, long before the Rhône Valley formed.

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