2014 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Châteauneuf-du-Pape Télégramme Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Tasting Note

2014 Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe Télégramme  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 87

Light in style, easy drinking, forward, medium bodied, softly textured and with, sweet, red cherries and raspberries from start to finish, this is fully ready for near term drinking. This would be a nice find on a restaurant list.

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When to Drink Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe is a wine that shows truly better wine age. Young vintages can be decanted for about 1-3 hours, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.

Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe is usually better with 4-6 years of bottle age. Of course that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage. In the best vintages the wine should be consumed within 8-25 years after the vintage.

Serving Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe with Wine, Food Pairing Tips

Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.

Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, stewed dishes, sausage, barbecue and cassoulet. Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms pasta, eggplant, tomatoes and cheese.

The white wine of Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe is best served with a myriad of different seafood dishes, shellfish, crab, lobster, sushi, sashimi, chicken, pork and veal, as well as Asian cuisine.

The Brunier family also own another vineyard in the Chateauneuf du Pape appellation, la Roquete, which produces "Piedlong". In addition, Domaine Vieux Telegraphe has vines in the Gigondas appellation where they own Domaine les Pallieres in a partnership with Kermit Lynch, the well-known American importer.

Les Pallieres makes 2 wines, les Racines, which comes from their oldest vines and Terraces de Diable, which is produced from vines located on the limestone terraces in the appellation.

Their Le Vieux Telegraphe Pigeoulet de Brunier is a Vin de Pays that comes from unclassified vines in the Vaucluse appellation and is made with both red wine grapes and white wine grape varieties. In the Cotes du Ventoux they produce Vieux Telegraphe Megaphone.

The industrious Brunier family also makes wine in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon with Massaya.