SOMMELIERS INTERNATIONAL - AUTUMN 2019 - CHÂTEAUNEUF DU PAPE 2016

01.09.2019

#165 - AUTUMN 2019

Run by the Brunier family for six generations (1891), the Vieux Télégraphe estate, located in Bédarrides, has 70 hectares of vines of about sixty years old. Located in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, on the famous plateau of Crea, the vineyard offers cuvées of great minerality thanks to its specific terroir of rolled pebbles. 

Today, Frédéric and Daniel together manage the estate, accompanied by their respective sons: Nicolas and Édouard. The two brothers defend the intefrated organic and substainable farming to enable the grape to express its full potential. This care given to the vine also extends to the winemaking and agesing by meticulous observation of the grapes so as to create well-balanced wines with a stong personality. 

Each cuvée of the estate proposes a different vision of its soil. Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Les Pallières in Gigondas, Mégaphone in Ventoux or Pigeoulet in Vaucluse. Proud of this diversity, the estate also owns vines in the Béqaa Valley (Domaine Massaya) in Lebanon where, as in France, the wines created are wines "whose final quality have only value by the nobility of the means used to get it".