Andre Brunel - Chateauneuf du Pape label
Andre Brunel - Chateauneuf du Pape bottle

Andre Brunel - Chateauneuf du Pape 2016

Red Wine

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Item# 13668-16

Vinification

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. Aged for 18 months in barrels, from 1 to 2 years for the Syrah; aging in concrete vats for 18 months for the Grenache and Mourvèdre. The final blend ages 6 months before bottling.

Estate

The Brunel family’s winemaking history reaches back to the 17th century with the purchase of a vineyard plot to the north of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation from the Bishop of Avignon. Numerous generations followed, all working in the vineyards, but it was in 1954 that Lucien Brunel created the name "Les Cailloux" or "The Pebbles" to promote the Domaine’s wine qualities and special geological characteristic of the large oval stones covering his vineyards.

Technical data

Blending: Grenache (70%), mourvèdre (17%), syrah (10%), cinsault (3%).
Average age of the vines: 60 years.
Yield: 30 hl / h.
Type of harvest: Exclusively manual.