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Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Crau from Rhone

Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Crau from Rhone is a unique, exciting wine with intense aromas of blackberry and raspberry, hints of pepper and licorice, and a full body that lingers on the palate. Its complex flavors are harmoniously balanced by its tannins and acidity, making it an ideal accompaniment to grilled meats or game. Enjoy this special Rhone vintage that is sure to tantalize your taste buds!

Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Crau from Rhone

What Makes This Wine Popular?

This Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Crau from Rhone is a truly remarkable wine with an exciting flavor profile that will leave you wanting more. It's a deep and intense ruby color, with aromas of ripe red fruit, spices, and leather. On the palate, it has a smooth texture and flavors of blackberry, cassis, peppermint and herbs. The finish is long and complex with silky tannins. Its popularity comes from its perfect balance between power and finesse - a rare treat that every wine connoisseur should experience!


A Little Trivia

The winery, Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe, is named after a former telegraph station that was located on the property in the 19th century. The station was run by several generations of the same family and was even mentioned in one of Jules Verne’s novels!


History of This Wine

The Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape La Crau is a wine from the Rhone region of France. It was first produced in 1891 by the Brunier family, who had been making wine in the area since 1705. The vineyard is located on the slopes of Montagne de la Crau and has some of the oldest vines in Chateauneuf-du-Pape. The soil is composed of clay, limestone, and sandstone, which gives the wines their unique character.

Notable vintage years include 1998, 2003, 2007, 2010, and 2015. In 1998, Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe released its first vintage of La Crau and it quickly became one of their most popular wines. In 2003, they released a special cuvée to commemorate their 100th anniversary. The 2007 vintage was awarded 95 points by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate and was praised for its complexity and balance. The 2010 vintage was also highly acclaimed with 96 points from Wine Spectator and 97 points from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. Finally, the 2015 vintage was awarded 97 points by both Wine Spectator and Robert Parker's Wine Advocate for its intense aromas and flavors of dark fruit and spice.


What To Serve With This Wine?

This full-bodied and robust red wine from the Rhone Valley pairs well with a variety of rich, flavorful dishes. Enjoy it with grilled steak, slow-cooked lamb shanks, roasted pork tenderloin, or beef stew. It's also great with hearty pastas like lasagna or baked ziti. For something lighter, try it with roasted vegetables or mushroom risotto.


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