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Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe





Grape Blend:

Grenache | Syrah | Mourvèdre | Cinsault

Châteauneuf du Pape, 2011

Tasting Note:

As always when tasted in its youth, this is very reserved at first glance; the palate shows excellent freshness, tight-packed, elegant, ripe red berry flavours; with aeration the palate comes to life and bursts with intense vivid fruit characteristics. This will not be the most profound or concentrated Vieux Télégraphe but it is remarkably attractive for it's vivid, pure, moreish fruit. A Grenache dominated wine blended with Syrah, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and Clairette. All from the fine La Crau vineyard in the Bédarrides commune. The grapes are part de-stemmed and after fermentation the wine is aged for ten months in concrete vats followed by ten months in wooden foudres.

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