VIEUX TELEGRAPHE CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE LA CRAU
Located on the stony Plateau de la Crau, in the south-east of the appellation, where the villages of Bédarrides, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Courthézon meet. The grapes are hand-picked, with double sorting at the vine, then a third sorting in the winery. Gentle pressing and selective destemming, followed by 30-40 days’ traditional fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless-steel and wooden vats. Pneumatic pressing, then systematic malolactic fermentation. Matured for 20-22 months in French oak foudres (60hl). Bottled unfined and unfiltered, then released at 2 years. Which gives a classic red Châteauneuf-du-Pape, very fine and elegant. The best vintages will age for 25 years and more.