Piedlong - Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2019


 "It is not often that we get to introduce a new wine from the folks at Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe. What hasn’t been said about the incredible quality, consistency, and value of this storied domaine? The history of Vieux Télégraphe is integral to that of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, thus making the domaine’s introduction of the Piedlong that much more important.

The vines for this new cuvée have long been in the Brunier family and were previously featured in the tête de cuvée from Domaine la Roquète. Over time, Frédéric and Daniel Brunier felt that there was something different, something special about the Plateau du Piedlong that needed to be showcased. The sandy, well-drained soil and vines located at the highest point of the appellation lend a hand in producing the most elegant wines from Châteauneuf. The terroir and resulting wine stand apart from their flagship La Crau bottling. With the 2011 vintage, it was time to feature these vines and their character with their own name and on their own terms." - Clark Z. Terry - Kermit Lynch

'Bottled in July, the 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Piedlong offers more pure Grenache character in its perfumed red fruits, wild strawberries, flowers, and loamy earth-like aromas and flavors. It's elegant, medium to full-bodied, and balanced. It doesn't have the complexity of the top wine here, but it’s just a beautiful, elegant wine' Jeb Dunnuck

Producer: Piedlong

Country: France

Region: Rhône Valley

Varietal: Grenache, Mourvèdre

Appellation: Châteauneuf du Pape

Vintage: 2019

Size: 750ml