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2013 Châteauneuf-du-Pape “Piedlong”

Frédéric & Daniel Brunier

2013 Châteauneuf-du-Pape “Piedlong” Frédéric & Daniel Brunier - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

   $58.00

In a region where raw power usually trumps finesse, we are fortunate that vignerons like the Bruniers are tirelessly striving to bring out the nuance inherent in some of the southern Rhône’s great terroirs. Their Piedlong bottling is an effort to deliver classic, stony Châteauneuf that is accessible both in price and in its early stages of life. It consists of old-vine fruit grown mainly in galets roulés, resulting in a mineral tension highlighted by the relative coolness of the 2013 vintage. Sleek and suave on the palate, the Piedlong culminates in a noble tannin that will remind you of the southern Rhône’s potential for wines of real finesse. –Anthony Lynch

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • Vintage 2013
  • Bottle Size 750mL
  • Blend 90% Grenache, 10% Mourvèdre
  • Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Country France
  • Region Southern Rhône
  • Vineyard Grenache = 70 years old, Mourvèdre = 50 years old, 13 ha
  • Soil Sand on red clay and galets roulés
  • Winemaker Frédéric & Daniel Brunier
  • Aging Wine is aged in concrete tanks for 1 year, then aged a second year in 50 hl foudre, bottled unfined and unfiltered, aged in bottle for 3 months
  • Farming Lutte Raisonnée
  • Alcohol 14.5%





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