Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe is the Brunier family’s flagship. Situated on the famous, vast, stony terrace of La Crau plateau, in the southeast of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC. Of the 173 acres that form the domaine today, 65 are dedicated to red Châteauneuf-du-Pape and five to white. Four wines are produced Vieux Télégraphe, The oldest vines and the most complex cuvees produce the Vieux Télégraphe red and white. There is also red and white under their second label Le Télégramme. But this wine isn’t second to many, especially in good to great years.
65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre and the rest other authorized varietals (from vines that average 60 years of age). The wine is aged 18 months in foudres and concrete tanks. Seriously great Chateauneuf right here, density, complexity, structure and balance. It is a wine that will improve and grow with time in the bottle, ideally you wouldn’t see this until 2019 or well after.