Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2021
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. The Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc is a blend of Clairette (40%), Grenache Blanc (25%), Roussane (25%) and Bourboulenc (10%) grapes that are hand-picked, with double sorting at the vine, then a third sorting at the winery. Fermented in a combination of barriques, demi-muids and 30 hl foudres the wine is matured on the lees in barriques, demimuids and 30 hl foudres and bottled at one year. This is a member of the classic school of white Châteauneuf-du-Pape: more floral than fruity aromas, and characterised by balance and freshness.