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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Andre Brunel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Cailloux Centenaire (3L) 2007
Andre Brunel Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Cailloux Centenaire (3L) 2007
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Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $799.00

Winemaker's Notes:

The Cuvee Centenaire bottling is among the rarest and most sought after wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It is produced from ancient vines planted in 1889. The Centenaire vineyard is planted to roughly 80% Grenache, 12% Mourvedre and 8% Syrah. The Grenache, which is often picked at 16 degrees potential alcohol, is vinified and aged in tank, while the Mourvedre and Syrah are finished in small barrels for up to 24 months. Brunel only makes the Cuvée Centenaire in the finest vintages, otherwise the old-vine fruit is used in the "regular" Les Cailloux bottling.
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The vines are located in the Commune of St Genies de Comolas (Gard) on a poor sandy soil with lime-clay subsoil. With elegance and finesse in mind, the Grenaches grown there produce a low yield. The rest of the fruit comes from Travaillan in the Vaucluse and are grown on a stony soil with lime subsoil and produce a powerful wine. The vineyards are naturally worked with sustainable practice in mind.