ChâteauNeuf du Pape - Vieux Télégraphe

Châteauneuf du Pape – Vieux Télégraphe

GEOGRAPHIC SITUATION: stony plateau of Crau (south-east of the appellation. Intersection of the villages of Bédarrides, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Courthézon).
AREA: 50 hectares.
SOIL AND SUB-SOIL: Miocene molasses (1 to 1.5 m deep) resting on a thick layer of clay very loaded with pebbles, and covered
by the alpine diluvium mantle, commonly called “rolled pebbles”.
GRAPES: grenache noir 65%, mourvèdre 15%, syrah 15%, cinsault, clairette and various 5%.
AGE OF THE VINES: 70 years on average.
VINIFICATION: manual harvest with double sorting in the vineyard, followed a third sorting in the cellar, light crushing and selective destemming, fermentation traditional 30 to 40 days in stainless steel and wooden vats under temperature controlled. Pressing in a pneumatic press, malolactic fermentation systematic.
AGING: 20/22 months in French oak casks of 60 hectoliters.
Bottling without fining or filtration. Marketed at 2 years.
PERSONALITY AND AGING: a very beautiful and elegant Châteauneuf-du-Pape red. The good years grow old 25 years and more.

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