Magnum: Chateauneuf-Du-Pape Rouge Vieux Telegraph 2015, Brunier
Big nose with ripe, sweet cherries and notes of herbs. Grenache flavours dominate on the palate with lots of fruit balanced superbly by ripening tannins. This wine has a terrific weight and lovely texture. Drink now or cellar for up to ten more years.
Along with Chateau de Beaucastel, Vieux Telegraphe, is recognised as the very best estate in Chateauneuf. It is owned by the Brunier family, who also own Domaine de la Roquette, our other mainline Chateauneuf along with Domaine les Pallieres, our favourite Gigondas. If Beaucastel represents power and weight then Vieux Telegraphe stands for elegance and restraint yet with a depth of complex flavours which appreciate time to blossom.
Vieux Telegraphe was founded in 1898 at Badarrides by Hippolyte Brunier. It was in 1792 that Claude Chappe, the inventor of the optical telegraph, built one of his signal stations on the Plateau de la Crau where the vineyards are located. Hippolyte therefore called his estate Vieux Telegraphe.
Beef, Game, Casseroles
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre
Domaine Vieux Telegraph