"A masterpiece. If you like Chateaneuf du Pape, this is the best producer of them, so you might as well get this brilliant iconic wine."
Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe has been run by the Brunier family for five generations, and since 1891. The estate’s vineyards are situated on the famous “Plateau de la Crau” the stony terrace where there is nothing but “galets roulés”, or rounded stones, as far as the eye can see. This special terroir imparts a highly distinctive minerality to the wines. Vieux Télégraphe is made from predominantly three grape varieties, 65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre plus 5% Cinsault and Clairette. In their state-of-the-art gravity flow winery, the grapes are partially destemmed and are fermented in both stainless steel and wood cuves. The blending is done at the end of June after which the wine is matured in large foudres for 20 months. The red wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered and display tremendous concentration and intense flavours of dark cherry and “garrigue”. The best vintages will age for 20 years and more.
Chateau Haut Rian Bordeaux Blanc Sec 2017 37.5cl
Chateau Haut Rian Rouge 2016 37.5cl
Primordial Soup / Prime Cut Red 2016 75cl
Ca di Ponti Nero d'Avola 2016 75cl
Ca dei Ponti Catarratto 2016 75cl