Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe
Daniel and Frederic Brunier
Route Chateauneuf du Pape 3, 84370 Bedarrides
Tel. +33 490 330 031
Direct sale: Monday - Friday 8.00-12.00 and 13.30-17.30.
In 1898 the great grandfather of the owners today Hippolyte
Brunier planted an
area in La Crau with vines. His son Jules Brunier continued
the planting up to
17 ha. and called the property Vieux Télégraphe named from an old signal tower
built in 1792 by Claude Chappe the inventor of the optical
After the Second World War the third generation Henri Brunier
property furthermore and created the special style of the wines
Vieux Télégraphe. Since 1986 the owners Daniel and Frédéric
purchased two estates Domaine la Roquète situated
in the village of Chateauneuf du Pape in 1986 and in 1998 Domaine les Pallieres in Gigondas with 25
ha of Gigondas. They own this estate
together with their American importer Kermit Lynch.
Frédéric Brunier has focus at the
vineyards and Daniel Brunier is mostly interested in the winemaking and it's him
you most often will meet when the wines are presented around the world.
2 cuvées of red Chateauneuf
du Pape are made. La Crau is in princip made from vines more
than 30-years-old vines when wine from younger vines are used
for a 2nd wine named Télégramme.
All 70 ha of Chateauneuf
du Pape are situated at lieu-dit La Crau known for a terroir for
powerful wines. Furthermore the domain covers 3 ha of Cotes du
Rhone from the left bank of Rhone and 7 ha of Ventoux in Caromb.
Some of the vineyards in Caromb are used for a cuvée of Ventoux
when the rest from Ventoux together with the Cotes du Rhone are
used for IGP de Pigeoulet des Brunier.
Pigeoulet is the name of
the lieu-dit where the domain is situated.
du Pape La Crau
65% Grenache, 15% Mourvedre, 15% Syrah and 5% of
Average age of vines is 60 years. Fermented in concrete and then
matured here for 10 month before ageing in foudres for 12 months.
du Pape Télégramme
In princip from vines less than 30-years-old. The blend depends of the
vintage but Grenache will always be dominating. After 10 months
in tanks the cuvée is aged in foudres for 6 months.
du Pape Blanc La Crau
40% Clairette, 30% Grenache
Blanc, 15% Bourboulenc and 15% Roussanne.
Fermentation and ageing in tank, barriques or demi-muids.
80% Grenache and 20% Syrah.
Vaucluse Pigeoulet des Brunier
80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Carignan og 5% Cinsault.
Fermented in cement tank and aged in foudres for 6 months.
Vaucluse Blanc Pigeoulet des Brunier
Equal shares of Roussanne, Clairette and Grenache Blanc
From 0,5 ha in Courthézon planted in 1995.