2018 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape TélégrammeThe Wine Twit
The Domaine’s second wine is produced in a very different way to “La Crau”. The grapes are fully destemmed before traditional 12-day fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. A period of 9 months ageing in concrete tanks is followed by 6 months in oak foudres. The blend is now bolstered by the addition of grapes from 45 year old vines of Château La Roquette, Vieux Télégraphe’s sister property. This wine is always beautiful, exuberant and stylish, medium to full-bodied richness with a fleshy, ripe, supple profile. Drink while you wait for “La Crau” to age.