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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Châteauneuf-du-Pape “L’Accent de La Roquète”
(fruit sourced from 2 lieux-dits: Piélong and Pignan)
Approximately 90% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre 60 years Sand on red clay and galets roulés 27 ha
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc “Clos La Roquète”
(fruit sourced from lieu-dit La Roquète)
35% Clairette, 30% Grenache Blanc, 25% Roussanne, 10% Bourboulenc 21 years Sand on red clay and galets roulés 2 ha
Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge
(fruit sourced from 4 lieux-dits : Piélong, La Roquète, Colombis, and Pignan)
70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre 45 years average Sand on red clay and galets roulés 27 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Grapes are sustainably farmed

• Harvested by hand

• Two rigorous sortings of grapes following the harvest

• Grapes are gently pressed by pneumatic press


Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Clos La Roquète” :

• 25% of grapes fermented in cuve, 75% in barriques and demi-muids

• Wine ages in cuve and in barrel for 7 months before bottling


Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge :

• 50% of grapes are sourced from Piélong, 30% from La Roquète and Colombis, 20% from Pignan

• Grapes are partially de-stemmed

• Traditional fermentation lasts 25-30 days in temperature-controlled cement cuves

• Wine rests in cuve for 10 months, and then ages for another 10-12 months in 50-70 hl-foudres

• Bottled unfiltered after 20-22 months of aging


Châteauneuf-du-Pape “L’Accent de La Roquète” :

• Cuvée is a proprietary tribute to Grenache, the King of the Southern Rhône; fruit is sourced from old-vines Grenache in two lieux-dits: Piélong and Pignan

• Only 4,000 bottles produced in only the finest vintages

• Grapes are partially de-stemmed

• Traditional fermentation lasts for 30 days in temperature-controlled cement cuves

• Wine rests for the first year in cuve, and then ages for another year in 30 hl-foudre

• Bottled unfined and unfiltered after 2 years of aging

General Information

Country
France
Region
Southern Rhône
Appellation(s)
Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Producer
Frédérick & Daniel Brunier
Founded
1986
Annual Production
N/A
Farming
Lutte Raisonnée
Website
http://www.vieuxtelegraphe.com

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