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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
La Crau
40% Clairette, 30% Grenache Blanc, 15% Bourboulenc, 15% Roussanne 40 years average Alluvial deposits, Limestone, Silica, and Molasse (red clay) with galets roulés 5 ha
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc “Télégramme”
40% Grenache Blanc, 30% Roussanne, 30% Clairette 20 years Alluvial deposits, Limestone, Silica, and Molasse (red clay) with galets roulés 2 ha
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge
La Crau
65% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah, 5% (Cinsault, Clairette, et al) 20 to 60 years Alluvial deposits, Limestone, Silica, and Molasse (red clay) with galets roulés 65 ha
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge “Télégramme”
90% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre 20 - 25 years Alluvial deposits, Limestone, Silica, and Molasse (red clay) with galets roulés Varies
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

•  Vineyards are sustainably farmed

•  Hand-harvested

• Two rigorous sortings of the grapes following the harvest

•  Grapes are pressed gently by pneumatic press


Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc “Télégramme”:

• Grapes are generally sourced from the younger vines at Vieux Télégraphe

•  30% of the blend is fermented in cuve, 70% in barriques and demi-muids


Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge “Télégramme”:

• Grapes are generally sourced from the younger vines at Vieux Télégraphe

• Systematic de-stemming of the grapes

• Traditional fermentation in temperature-controlled cuves for approximately 25 days

• Systematic malolactic fermentation


Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc La Crau :

• 50% of the blend is fermented in cuve, 50% in oak (barriques, demi-muids, and foudres)

• Wine ages for one year before bottling


Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge La Crau :

• Grapes are partially de-stemmed

• Traditional fermentation between 25-35 days in stainless steel cuve and wood cuves (all temperature-controlled)

• Systematic malolactic fermentation

• Wine rests in cuves for 10 months, and then ages for another 12 months in foudres

• Wine is bottled unfiltered, after 22 months of aging

General Information

Country
France
Region
Southern Rhône
Appellation(s)
Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Producer
Frédéric & Daniel Brunier
Founded
1898
Annual Production
Approx. 24,000 cases
Farming
Lutte Raisonnée
Website
http://www.vieuxtelegraphe.com

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