Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe
Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe is the flagship property of the great Les Vignobles Brunier Rhône dynasty.
Situated on a stony terrace on Plateau de La Crau, in the southeast of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Vieux Télégraphe's vines have to endure tough growing conditions: the soil, the mistral, the cold and the heat, not to mention strict appellation rules that render it unique.
This great estate's cellars are just as special, situated 2km south, at the foot of the plateau in the lieu-dit of Le Pigeoulet – bored into rock and naturally enjoying optimum humidity and temperature in an area that is renowned for its very hot summers. Here, the Brunier family has been making Châteauneuf-du-Pape for over a century – fine red wines heavily influenced by their minerally terroir – the rampart behind which the family protects each vintage from the onslaught of modernity.