Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe
Daniel and Frédéric Brunier
3, Route Chateauneuf du Pape, 84370 Bedarrides
Tel. +33 490 330 031
Direct sale: Monday - Friday 9-12 and 13.30-17.30.
In 1898 the great grandfather of the owners today Hippolyte
Brunier planted an area in La Crau with vines. His son Jules Brunier continued
the planting up to
17 ha and called the property Vieux Télégraphe named from an old signal tower
built in 1792 by Claude Chappe the inventor of the optical
Since 1986 the brothers Daniel and Frédéric
purchased two estates Domaine la Roquète situated
in the village of Chateauneuf du Pape in 1986 and in 1998 Domaine les Pallieres in Gigondas with 25
ha of Gigondas. They own this estate
together with their American importer Kermit Lynch.
Frédéric Brunier has focus at the vineyards and
Daniel Brunier is mostly interested in the winemaking and it's him you most
often will meet when the wines are presented around the world.
All 70 ha of Chateauneuf du Pape are situated at
lieu-dit La Crau known for a terroir for powerful wines. Furthermore the domain
covers 3 ha of Cotes du Rhone from the left bank of Rhone and 7 ha of Ventoux in
Caromb. Some of the vineyards in Caromb are used for a cuvée of Ventoux when
the rest from Ventoux together with the Cotes du Rhone are used for IGP Le
Pigeoulet . Total of 15 ha.
Pigeoulet is the name of the lieu-dit where the domain
du Pape La Crau
65% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 15% Syrah, 5% Cinsault, Clairette and
Average age of vines is 60 years. Fermented in concrete and then
matured here for 10 month before ageing in foudres for 12 months.
du Pape Télégramme
In princip from vines less than 30-years-old. The blend depends of the
vintage but Grenache will always be dominating. The wines from
Roquète is used for this cuvée except those used for Chateauneuf du
Pape Piedlong and Clos le Roquète Blanc.
After 10 months
in tanks it's aged in wooden tank for 15-16 months
du Pape Blanc La Crau
40% Clairette, 25% Grenache
Blanc, 25% Roussanne, 10% Bourboulenc.
Fermentation and ageing in tank, barriques or barrels.
du Pape Piedlong
90% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre.
Aged in foudres for 20-22 months.
From 11 ha at Lieu-dit Piedlong.
Chateauneuf du Pape
Blanc Clos la Roqete
Equal shares of Roussanne, Clairette, Grenache Blanc.
Fermented and aged in barrels of different types.
From 3 ha at Lieu-dit a Roquète.
80% Grenache and 20% Syrah.
80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Carignan and 5% Cinsault.
Fermented in cement tank and aged in foudres for 6 months.
Vaucluse Blanc Pigeoulet des Brunier
Equal shares of Roussanne, Clairette and Grenache Blanc. From 0,5 ha in Courthézon planted in 1995.