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2014 Châteauneuf-du-Pape “Piedlong”

Frédéric & Daniel Brunier

2014 Châteauneuf-du-Pape “Piedlong” Frédéric & Daniel Brunier - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant



Speaking of great terroirs… Piedlong, the highest parcel of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, may be the best there is for Grenache. This cuvée is really a showcase for Grenache at its finest: while there’s plenty of the brawn and masculinity one would expect, with this terroir it’s “on the rocks,” so to speak, cool, drinkable, bright, and lively. There’s also a splash of Mourvèdre in there, from the neighboring Pignan parcel, which contributes what I’ve heard referred to as the “venison touch.” –Chris Santini


  • Vintage 2014
  • 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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