2011 Domaine De La Roquete Chateauneuf Du Pape Piedlong

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The Bruniers have slightly changed things this year. In order to up-grade the Telegramme, (Vieux Télégraphe’s younger sibling) the Roquète will not be made per se, with only a small quantity of this superior old-vine cuvee used to create L’Accent, which is made up of 90% of old vine Grenache from the lieu-dit of the  plateau of Pialons and the balance being equally venerable Mourvèdre. As Daniel says poetically; ‘you feel the Mistral in this wine’ notes of violets, crushed rocks and the garrigue all vent their charms.
Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer

Brothers Daniel and Frédéric Brunier
have crystallised their offering this year, with L’Accent de Roquète and Les Pallières both beneficiaries of investment and commercial repositioning. The result is a peerless family of wines, with Vieux Télégraphe still, naturally enough, primes inter pares. A season not without difficulty has illustrated once again the quality of this range.