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2013 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

2013 Châteauneuf-du-Pape  Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

   $79.00

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There is probably no wine more identifiable to our company than VT, as most of us call it around here. Kermit calls it Vieux Télé. The quality and longevity of this noble Rhône red is so incredibly consistent that we almost take it for granted (stress on the almost). As the number of offers hitting your inbox and mailbox climbs to unprecedented highs, it is important to step back and remember the tried and true, the old reliables that remain the best and surest investments in fine wine today. It is also important to remember the heights that old-vine Grenache can reach when planted on these arid, stony plateaus in the shadows of Mount Ventoux. Brothers Daniel and Frédéric Brunier own one of the most enviable sites in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the magical moonscape of La Crau. Their terroir, their savoir-faire, and their steadfast adherence to tradition have kept these wines among the world’s best, and also among its greatest price-to-quality ratios when you consider their proven track record for aging and developing into marvels. Thirty-plus vintages with KLWM and still going strong, VT remains a pride and a joy to sell and to enjoy. –Dixon Brooke

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • Vintage 2013
  • Bottle Size 750mL
  • Blend 65% Grenache, 15% Mourvèdre, 15% Syrah, 5% (Cinsault, Clairette, et al)
  • Appellation Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Country France
  • Region Southern Rhône
  • Vineyard 20 to 60 years
  • Soil Alluvial deposits, Limestone, Silica, and Molasse (red clay) with galets roulés
  • Winemaker Frédéric & Daniel Brunier
  • Aging Wine rests in cuves for 10 months, and then ages for another 12 months in foudres, wine is bottled unfiltered, after 22 months of aging
  • Farming Lutte Raisonnée
  • Alcohol 14.50%





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