Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Châteauneuf du Pape La Crau Blanc 2020
|Region||France, Rhone, Chateauneuf-du-Pape|
|Brand||Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe|
In the Brunier family since 1898, Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe lies on the eastern edge of Châteauneuf du Pape and covers 60 hectares of some of the finest terroir out there, the famed la Crau plateau. Looking at the winemaking, the estate has destemmed all their grapes since 1989 and the wines see all native ferments, with no temperature control, and aging all in older foudre. In addition, due to the recent completion of a new state of the art winery, the grapes are now moved only by gravity. While 2016 was an incredible vintage for this estate, they’ve produced brilliant wines in both 2017 and 2018. Lovers of elegant, classical Châteauneuf du Pape, both red and white, can’t wrong with this estate. - Jeb D
Well-built, with a steady intensity to the waves of white peach, star fruit, acacia, honeysuckle and mirabelle plum. Delivers flashes of lemon shortbread and quinine through the finish, giving this both plump and racy elements. Hard to lay off now, but this has some development ahead of it. Clairette, Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc and Roussanne. Drink now through 2030. 2,200 cases made, 348 cases imported.
Station Plaza Wine
This wine has some weight to it. Full mouthfeel and notes of honey and spice. Slight citrus finish with a vibrant zest that truly delightful.
The 2020 Châteauneuf Du Pape Blanc is more tight and backward, with medium-bodied aromas and flavors of pear, white flowers, licorice, and crushed stone. Nicely concentrated and balanced, it’s going to benefit from 3-5 years of bottle age and keep for two decades. It’s a classic, age-worthy, regal white from this estate.