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87 Ratings
Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe La Crau Rouge Châteauneuf-Du-Pape

Wine Description

(2012 Vintage) Manual harvesting with double sorting in the vineyard , followed a third sorting at the winery , light pressing and selective destemming , fermentation traditional 25 to 40 days in stainless steel tanks and wooden vats under temperature controlled . Pneumatic pressing , malolactic fermentation systematic.

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    The Vieux Télégraphe Rouge invariably has a beautiful color, an earthy nose, but one of freshness, lively and promising. One finds freshness in the mouth, nervy and lightly mentholated. At the same time, it is suave and rich on the finish. The tannins are supple and ripe with no dryness. The end of the tasting is very clean and woody, rich with a light licorice taste. Food Pairing: With its structure and complexity this red wine will go well with game, lamb, or risotto with wild mushrooms cooked in a red wine sauce. "Pure and silky, with raspberry, cocoa, truffle and mineral notes that glide along the fresh acidity. The long, silky finish lets the fruit and minerality hang nicely, with garrigue in the background. Should blossom in the cellar. Best from 2008 through 2025." Wine Spectator 94 Points

    about 8 years
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  • International Wine Cellar
    Medium red. Spicy, focused red berry aroma. Brisk strawberry and raspberry flavors are complicated by tangy mineral and pepper notes. Finishes bright and racy, with a zesty redcurrant note and a suggestion of lavender.
  • Wine Spectator