Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe has been run by our family, the Brunier family, for five generations - since 1891 to be precise. The estate’s vineyards, 60 years old on average, are planted on the celebrated Plateau of La Crau, a site renowned for grape-growing in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This terroir imparts to our wines a highly distinctive minerality, as if they have been filtered through the thick layer of large pebbles left behind when the Alpine glaciers melted, long before the Rhône Valley formed.
[...] this year, we have decided to stop putting in the effort, and to simply no longer seek Gigondas appellation status. Instead, we will make a Vin de France, be it pink, grey or golden – an Au Petit Bonheur les Pallières the way we like it, [...]