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DOMAINE ANDRÉ BRUNEL GRENACHE VIN DE PAYS DE VAUCLUSE

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DOMAINE ANDRÉ BRUNEL GRENACHE VIN DE PAYS DE VAUCLUSECork

Textured wine from the southern Rhone, this Grenache is a lovely all round red.

Vaucluse, Southern Rhone
2012
13.5% ABV.
90% Grenache
75cl

£8.95

Price includes VAT

Tasting notes:

The André Brunel Grenache is a mid ruby colour.

The nose is a blend of red berries and strawberries with darker notes of black cherry and cassis, savoury spices, black pepper and a lovely earthiness.

The palate is equally lovely, with more red berries, tinned strawberries, and spicy pepper, firm acidity, very soft tannins and smooth, underlying vanilla. The wine is medium to full bodied, with a textured mouthfeel and lingering light spice. 

About the wine:

The Grenache grapes here are grown on older vines of at least 35 years old, adding complexity and depth to he wine. The grapes are gently harvested, mainly manually but with some mechanical harvesting as well. 

After harvest, the grapes are pressed, gently fermented and spend some time ageing in oak casks before bottling. 

About the producer:

The Brunel family has lived in the Southern Rhône since the 18th century. Andre Brunel's grandfather established the family winemaking tradition, and Andre himself took over the reins of running the Cailloux estate from his father in 1971.

Under Andre's expert direction, Les Cailloux is now widely recognised as a world-class domaine. The vineyard holdings today span 80 hectares throughout the southern Rhône valley. All of the grapes are destemmed to avoid imparting bitterness, and since 1988, the wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered.

André Brunel is most famous for his premium, highly sought-after Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Cailloux, named after the famous Rhône pudding stones, and also his much-lauded Cuvée Centenaire, produced in tiny quantities in the best years from vines of over 100 years in age. Brunel also produces outstanding value Côtes du Rhônes and this Vin de Pays Grenache that offers outstanding value for money. André Brunel is now deservedly recognised as one of the world's finest producers of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

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