Wine Vignobles Lucien et Andre Brunel, "Les Cailloux", Chateauneuf-du-Pape, 2013
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Reviews of purchase Vignobles Lucien et Andre Brunel, "Les Cailloux", Chateauneuf-du-Pape, 2013
Wine of deep purple.
The wine has a harmonious taste c notes of red fruits, leather and underbrush and a long finish.
The aroma of wine is dominated by notes of red fruits, which are enhanced shades of oak.
The wine goes well with meat dishes, game and cheeses.
Robert M. Parker, "Wines of the Rhone Valley"
"Les Cailloux" 2012 - perfectly balanced, luxurious wine with a unique fruity taste and intriguing, complex flavor. As part of the four wine grape varieties - Syrah, Murverd, Grenache and Senso. The entire crop is harvested by hand from old vines 60 years of age. After thorough separation and sorting of fruit ridges extend in fermentation vats of stainless steel. A portion of the wine placed in small French oak barrels (1/3 - new), in which the 18-month exposure. Before bottling takes final assemblyazh. Wine "Les Cailloux" can be enjoyed for 13 years!
Andre Brunel - one of the famous wine of Chateauneuf-du-Pape - from a family of winemakers, whose history goes back centuries, in the XVIII century. In the early 70s Andre replaces his father and begins to independently manage the estate. Much of his vineyards located on the so-called "galets roules" - the soil with huge, the size of a soccer ball, cobblestones, and the rest - in mixed soils. In his small farm size, Andre creates powerful, concentrated, but at the same time elegant wines that are particularly successful since the late 1980s.
Andre Brunel not only a talented winemaker, prone to experimentation, it also has a strong leadership qualities and runs his own group of wine producers - "Les Reflets", and holds a high position in the syndicate managers appellasonom wine. Andre trial and error came to understand that it crests give the wine excessive bitterness and acidity, and since its production always separate the berries from the crests of the entire crop Murverd and most of the varieties Grenache and Syrah. With regard to the processes of fining and filtration, until 1988, when the wine did not work bright and clear, a minimum wire taping and filtering. In other years, when the resulting wine was not muddy, it is not filtering, bottling. But in 1988, Brunel has decided to abandon the gluing and filtering of all red wines. Now his wines have a beautiful form, they are perfectly drunk young and retain their best qualities for 10-15 years!