We were delighted to welcome to the school on Thursday 23rd April 2009,Daniel Brunier, owner/winemaker of the famous Domaine Du Vieux Télégraphe,Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone. Daniel gave a fascinating presentation andtasting, included the 2005 Vieux Télégraphe Chateauneuf-du-Pape. We wouldlike to thank Conor O’Brien of James Nicholson’s Wine merchants forarranging this visit.Vieux Télégraphe is one of the most renowned estates of the Southern Rhône.
Vieux Télégraphe is a large estate and there are about 45 hectares of redgrapevines planted, with an average age of around 55 years. Blessed with oneof the finest locations in the area, the particularly hot microclimate issuch that the Bruniers, owners of the estate for almost a century, are ableto harvest as much as a week ahead of their neighbours. Vieux Télégraphe’sblend is a typical one, with Grenache accounting for around two thirds, therest being made up of Syrah and Mourvèdre in roughly equal proportions, anda tiny bit of Cinsault.