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2022 Vin de Pays de Vaucluse Rouge “Le Pigeoulet”

Famille Brunier
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For decades, the Brunier brothers of Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe have produced a world-class rouge from the southern Rhône Valley’s most prestigious appellation, Châteaneuf-du-Pape. With their Pigeoulet, they prove just as capable of mastering the hedonistic country quaffer, which teems with northern Provence’s most irresistible qualities: the succulent red and black fruit, stony core, hint of black olive, and garrigue.
     The Bruniers farm the Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Cinsault, and Mourvèdre that make up this cuvée on two distinct parcels: the first situated on the east side of the Rhône, near Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and the second farther east, along the lower, southwest-facing slopes of Mont Ventoux. The Bruniers’ vast experience in crafting elegant reds in this southern climate is on full display in this bottling. This was a warm year in the region, but the ethereal Pigeoulet showcases remarkable finesse and drinkability. Pair it with roast chicken or lamb, or alongside an assortment of hummus, baba ganoush, falafel, black olives, and the freshest pita you can find. 

Tom Wolf

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Technical Information
Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2022
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 55% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Carignan, 8% Cinsault, 7% Mourvèdre
Appellation: Vin de Pays de Vaucluse
Country: France
Region: Southern Rhône
Producer: Famille Brunier
Winemaker: Brunier Family
Vineyard: 25 years average, 10 ha
Soil: Clay with sandy alluvial deposits
Aging: Wine ages for 18 months in 50% cement tanks, 50% foudres
Farming: Organic (practicing)
Alcohol: 14.5%

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