Domaine La Roquètewww.vignoblesbrunier.fr
This classic Châteauneuf estate was bought by the Brunier family of Vieux Télégraphe in 1986 and investments in the winery and vineyard soon followed. The result is over 30 hectares of top Châteauneuf terroir with vines approaching full maturity, vinified in a modern winery. The wines are fruit-forward and relatively elegant for an area capable of producing ‘blockbuster’ styles. The white is a blend of Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Clairette with a savoury lick of oak. The main wine of the estate is the Domaine la Roquète Rouge, which is predominantly Grenache, with an addition of Syrah and Mourvèdre, while the top wine, L’Accent, is a brooding old vine cuvée only released in the best vintages. L’Accent is currently being re-branded as 'Piedlong'- watch out for the 2011 coming soon...
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This exquisite Grenache-dominant Châteauneuf-du-Pape is sourced from the Plateau du Piedlong, one of the highest points of this world famous appellation. The 70 year old vines produce a spicy red which has aromas of raspberry, cherry, white pepper and dried violet. The full bodied palate asserts itself with flavours of dark cherry and bitter chocolate that align themselves with hints of blueberry, lavender and porcini. The fine balance of tannin, acidity and concentrated fruits mean this wine will keep on evolving in the glass and in the bottle.