Andre Brunel Les Cailloux Chateauneuf-du Pape 2019

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Andre Brunel Les Cailloux Chateauneuf-du Pape 2019

Country - France

Region - Rhône

Grape Varieties - Grenache 70%, Mourvèdre 17%, Syrah 10%, Cinsault 3%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Domaine André Brunel

Tasting notes - A deeply coloured wine with complex aromas of ripe red fruits, leather and attractive hints of undergrowth. A concentrated, yet elegant wine with smooth flavours, harmonious and fine tannins and a long, layered finish.

Andre Brunel Les Cailloux Chateauneuf-du Pape 2019

Concentrated, velvety and harmonious with a wonderful
alliance between power and elegance and culminating
in a long and savoury finish.
Producer Note
André Brunel's family first settled in Châteauneuf du Pape in the 18th century. They own
22 hectares in Châteauneuf du Pape and 40 hectares in the Côtes du Rhône. André
Brunel’s skills have earned him worldwide recognition for the intensity and
concentration of his wines, combining modern technical expertise with the traditional
power of the region. His son Fabrice has now joined the company to continue the
family tradition.
2019 has been cited as an outstanding vintage and one of the best in recent years.
The dry, warm conditions produced low yields of impeccably balanced, concentrated
wines with refined freshness and remarkable purity. A mild winter was followed by a
chilly spring, with frosts affecting some areas. Cooler temperatures in June resulted in
uneven flowering and some millerandage in some vineyards. However, temperatures
soared in July and August with vines under hydric stress, resulting in superb
concentration and complexity of flavours.
The grapes come from multiple plots, each with its own characteristics giving this wine
its incredible complexity: Bois de la Ville and Les Serres have a deficient and filtering
gravel bed allowing the perfect drainage of water, resulting in a very concentrated
juice. Farguerol and Cansaud have red and blue clays which boast an extremely rich
aromatic property. Finally Cabrières and Revès whose chalky-like limestone brings the
overall structure and a long finish to the resulting blend. The countless round pebbles
‘les cailloux’ in French, in the vineyard give the wines its name. The vineyard is farmed
using sustainable methods, without the use of herbicides or pesticides. All the varieties
are ‘gobelet’ trained, with the exception of the Syrah which is trained vertically.
The grapes were partially destemmed, crushed and pressed. Extraction was kept to a
minimum to avoid an overly tannic wine. Alcoholic fermentation was started by
introducing selected yeasts and took place in temperature controlled concrete vats at
28-32°C. During fermentation, daily pumping over took place. The Grenache and
Mourvèdre were vinified and aged in concrete vats for 18 months. The Syrah was aged
for 18 months in barriques of first and second use, with the objective of not imparting
oaky aromas, but rather to soften the tannins of the Syrah while young. Final blending
took place six months prior to bottling.
Tasting Note
Deeply coloured with complex aromas of ripe red fruits, leather and attractive hints of
undergrowth, this velvety wine shows a wonderful alliance between power and
elegance, culminating in a long, savoury finish.
Grenache 65%, Mourvèdre 20%, Syrah 15%
Winemaker: André Brunel
Region: Rhône
Subregion: Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Country: France
Alcohol: 14.5%

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