Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Crau 2005

Rhone Red Blends from Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France

$54.99
Item No. 97148
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • WS95
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Winemaker's Notes


#5 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2008

"Brothers Daniel and Frederic Brunier represent the third generation of Bruniers to run this famed estate. With a large (173 acre) contiguous vineyard, a rarity in the appellation, the Bruniers rely heavily on Grenache, Mourvèdre and Syrah to produce their top red cuvée. Tight and almost gravelly in feel when young, the wine has a proven ability to reward cellaring. The 2005 is a blue-chip bottling from a structure-driven vintage."
95 Points
Wine Spectator

Learn About Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe

The AOC for Chateauneuf-du-Pape is in the Rhone Valley stretching from Orange to Avignon. Domaine Vieux Telegraphe was founded in 1895, and takes it name Vieux Telegraphe (Old Telegraph) from a rocky plateau of the Domaine where in 1792 Me. Chappe, the inventor of the optical telegraph, installed a relay tower.

Learn About Chateauneuf-du-Pape

(shah-too-NUHF due Pahp) Southern Rhone's landmark region, Chateauneuf du Pape, was the first region to gain AC status in France. That was the 1920s - it's history goes much further back than that. As the name suggests, the wine region was named after the new papal home, referring to the period of time in the 1300's when the pope resided in Avignon instead of Rome. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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