André Brunel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge

AOC Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône

Tasting Notes

Dominant aromas of red and black fruits enhanced by a touch of oak from the barrel-aged Syrah and a touch of leather and earth complement the harmonious tannins rounding out an elegant and long finish.

Cheese fondue, hearty beef stroganoff, roasted turkey, grilled red meat, ratatouille, and dishes with red wine sauces.

Maceration in concrete vats after destemming of 70% of the Grenache, and total destemming for the Syrah and Mourvèdre. Racking and return for 5 weeks.

70% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 5%, Mourvèdre

The grapes for this cuvée are sourced from a number of long term growers and a variety of different terroirs, each with its own characteristics. Vineyards planted on deficient and filtering gravel beds produce concentrated wine; clay soils contribute a rich aromatic quality; and chalky limestone soils bring structure and a long finish to the blend. The vines, younger than those of the cuvée "Les Cailloux", allow this wine to be enjoyed while it is young. The oak-aged Syrah in the blend, however, gives the wine structure and body, and cellaring for 3-5 years will allow the wine to express its full structure and complexity.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape with its terroir of elegance and finesse and the elegance of André Brunel wines.

Tasting Notes

Dominant aromas of red and black fruits enhanced by a woody touch from the barrel-aged Syrah and a touch of leather and earth complement the harmonious tannins rounding out an elegant and long finish.

Maceration in concrete vats after destemming of 70% of the Grenache, and total destemming for the other grape varieties. Racking and return for 5 weeks. Aging for 18 months in barrels, from 1 to 2 years for the Syrah; aging in concrete vats for 18 months for the other varieties. Final blend ages 6 months before bottling.

70% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 5%, Mourvèdre

The grapes for this cuvée are sourced from a number of long-term growers and a variety of different terroirs, each with their own characteristics. Vineyards planted on deficient and filtering gravel beds produce concentrated wine; clay soils contribute a rich aromatic quality; and chalky limestone soils bring structure and a long finish to the blend. The vines, younger than those of the cuvée "Les Cailloux", allow this wine to be enjoyed while it is young. The oak-aged Syrah in the blend, however, gives the wine structure and body, and cellaring for 3-5 years will allow the wine to express its full structure and complexity.

A Châteauneuf du Pape allying the power of the terroir to the elegance and finesse characteristic of André Brunel wines.

Tasting Notes

Dominant aromas of red and black fruits enhanced by hints of woody from the barrel-aged Syrah grapes. The tannins are harmonious and elegant. Aromas of leather and underbrush will evolve while the finish gains elegance and length.

Fermentation in concrete vats with destemming of 70% of the Grenache and total destemming for the other grape varieties. Racking and return for 5 weeks. Aging for 18 months in barrels, from 1 to 2 years for the Syrah and aging in concrete vats for 18 months for the other varieties. Final blend ages 6 months before bottling.

70% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 5%, Mourvèdre

The grapes for this cuvée are sourced from a number of long-term growers and a variety of different terroirs, each with their own characteristics. Vineyards planted on deficient and filtering gravel beds produce concentrated wine; clay soils contribute a rich aromatic quality; and chalky limestone soils bring structure and a long finish to the blend. The vines, younger than those of the cuvée "Les Cailloux", allow this wine to be enjoyed while it is young. The oak-aged Syrah in the blend, however, gives the wine structure and body, and cellaring for 3-5 years will allow the wine to express its full structure and complexity.

A Châteauneuf du Pape allying the power of the terroir to the elegance and finesse characteristic of Andre Brunel wines.

Tasting Notes

Dominant aromas of red and black fruits enhanced by a woody touch from the barrel contained Syrah grapes. The tannins are harmonious and elegant. After 5 years, aromas of leather, undergrowth appear while the final note gains in elegance and length.

Red meat - game.

Concrete vat, destemming at 70% for the Grenache, and total destemming for the other grape varieties, racking and return for 5 weeks. Ageing for 18 months in barrels, from 1 to 2 years for the Syrah, ageing in concrete vats for 18 months for the other varieties. Final blending 6 months before bottling.

Grenache (70%), Syrah (25%), Mourvèdre (5%).

This cuvee comes from different plots, each with their own characteristics. Grenache on sandy soils give it’s roundness and fruit, whereas the syrah planted on round pebbles give their tanins and structure. The vines, younger than those of the cuvee « les Cailloux », allow this wine to be drunk young. The use of oak for the syrah gives enough structure and body to this wine to wait at least 3-5 years to let him express its full structure and complexity.

A Châteauneuf du Pape allying the power of the terroir to the elegance and finesse characteristic of Andre Brunel wines.

Tasting Notes

Dominant aromas of red and black fruits enhanced by a woody touch from the barrel contained Syrah grapes. The tannins are harmonious and elegant. After 5 years, aromas of leather, undergrowth appear while the final note gains in elegance and length.

Red meat - game.

Concrete vat, destemming at 70% for the Grenache, and total destemming for the other grape varieties, racking and return for 5 weeks. Ageing for 18 months in barrels, from 1 to 2 years for the Syrah, ageing in concrete vats for 18 months for the other varieties. Final blending 6 months before bottling.

Grenache (70%), Syrah (25%), Mourvèdre (5%).

This cuvee comes from different plots, each with their own characteristics. Grenache on sandy soils give it’s roundness and fruit, whereas the syrah planted on round pebbles give their tanins and structure. The vines, younger than those of the cuvee « les Cailloux », allow this wine to be drunk young. The use of oak for the syrah gives enough structure and body to this wine to wait at least 3-5 years to let him express its full structure and complexity.

  • 91

    Points

    André Brunel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge
    Tara Thomas, Wine & Spirits, February 2017

    "Year's Best: Although Brunel uses younger-vine fruit for this bottling (his older vines provide the fruit for Les Cailloux), it has plenty of complexity, from the spicy, herbal fruit to the notes of shiitakes and seaweed that give it a saline, umami depth. It’s mature and savory. Folio Fine Wine Partners, Napa, CA"

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  • 91

    Points

    André Brunel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge
    Joe Czerwinski, Wine Enthusiast, August 2015

    "An excellent value, this comes from vines that average 40 years of age. It’s unusually complex for the price, offering hints of cracked pepper, clove, leather, plum and mint, all delivered with ample weight and a rich, supple texture. Drink now–2020."

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