- White Still, Dry
- Le Vieux Télégraphe
- France, Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC
- Garnacha Blanca, Clairette Blanche, Roussanne
- 1282 UAH
Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe is a family-owned estate since 1898. La Roquète was a separate winery purchased by Daniel and Frédéric Brunier around 1986. A year later, they replanted the small 3 ha Clos La Roquète (part of 29 ha owned by La Roquète) with white grapes. Grapes are sustainably farmed and harvested by hand. They are gently pressed by pneumatic press, 25% of grapes fermented in cuve, 75% in barriques and demi-muids. Wine ages in cuve and in barrel for 8-10 months before bottling.
2022-09-20 - 7.75
Maybe I had higher expectations because it’s my first Châteauneuf du Pape. On the other hand, it was good. Secondary aromas are dominating. Vanilla, croissant, butter, sunflower seeds, honey, yellow fruits, peach, banana, caramel. Look how expressive it is. Medium+ body. A round and creamy palate, slightly off-dry. Lacks elegance and freshness. Maybe I am just a meanie.
Wine #4 on Opaque Tasting Vol. 1.