Vieux Télégraphe’s second-label Châteauneuf-duPape red, made with the grapes of young vines under 30 years old, plus older parcels not located on the Plateaux of La Crau or Piedlong.
80% Grenache Noir, 10% Syrah, 6% Mourvèdre and 4% Cinsault
VINIFICATION: grapes are hand-picked, with double sorting at the vine, then a third sorting in the winery. They are destemmed, followed by 25-30 days’ traditional fermentation in temperaturecontrolled vats. Pneumatic pressing, then systematic malolactic fermentation.
MATURATION: 15-16 months in French oak foudres (30-60 hl). Bottled without filtration or fining, released at 18 months.
PERSONALITY AND AGEING: a Châteauneufdu-Pape seriously dominated by Grenache, which confers very singular suppleness and roundness. Best savoured young.