||15% Syrah, 65% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 5% Clairette
||The stony Plateau de la Crau, in the south-east of the appellation, where the villages of Bédarrides, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Courthézon meet. AREA: 160.5 acres.
||Molasse from the Miocene epoch (1-1.5m in depth) sitting on a thick layer of clay with high stone content, and covered by the pebble blanket of Alpine diluvium generally known as “galets roulés”
||Grapes are hand-picked, with double sorting at the vine, then a third sorting in the winery. Gentle pressing and selective destemming, followed by 25-40 days’ traditional fermentation in temperature–controlled stainless-steel and wooden vats. Pneumatic pressing, then systematic malolactic fermentation.
||20-22 months in French oak foudres (60hl). Bottled unfined and unfiltered, then released at 2 years
||Price Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape Rouge La Crau 2014 € 71.50