One cannot think of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the most celebrated cru of the Southern Rhône, without thinking of Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe. The Brunier family is legendary in its own right, having been rooted to the enigmatic plateau known as “La Crau” for over one hundred years. The wines of Vieux Télégraphe evoke the concept of terroir in its purest form: they reflect their dramatic climate, the rough terrain that defines the soil, their full sun exposure at a higher altitude, the typicity of the varietals with an emphasis on Grenache, and of course, the influence of their caretakers, the Brunier family. For many, La Crau is Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s grandest cru.The Vineyards are sustainably farmed, and hand harvested. Two rigorous sortings of the grapes following the harvest and are aged in 50-60 hl foudresSourced from La Crau, the lieu-dit that is known for the galet roulés, or rounded stones, that cover the vineyard for as far as the eye can see. The grapes are partially de-stemmed a…
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