Domaine Andre Brunel Cotes du Rhone Becasonne 2010

External Review by Great Wines Direct:

A family owned Estate comprising of 22 hectares in Chateauneuf du Pape and 11 hectares in the Cotes du Rhone. Andre Brunel makes this wine from Estate grown grapes. Brunels hallmark is fruit emphasis with balanced tannins and the fruit flavours lingering through to a long finish. Grape Varieties: 70% Grenache, 10 % Syrah and 20% Mouvedre Age of Vines: 60 years old for the Grenache vines and 15-25 year old for the Syrah and Mouvedre vines. Vinification: The grapes are crushed and de-stemmed. Alcoholic fermentation is started by introducing selected yeasts and takes place in temperature controlled vats at 28-32C. Daily pumping over takes place. Part of the Syrah is aged in barriques (1/3 new, 1/3 1 year old and the balance in 2 year old barriques). Only 3% of the total blend spends time in barriques. The different cuvees are blended after having s...

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External Reviews for Domaine Andre Brunel Cotes du Rhone Becasonne

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Source: Great Wines Direct
03/23/2010

A family owned Estate comprising of 22 hectares in Chateauneuf du Pape and 11 hectares in the Cotes du Rhone. Andre Brunel makes this wine from Estate grown grapes. Brunels hallmark is fruit emphasis with balanced tannins and the fruit flavours lingering through to a long finish. Grape Varieties: 70% Grenache, 10 % Syrah and 20% Mouvedre Age of Vines: 60 years old for the Grenache vines and 15-25 year old for the Syrah and Mouvedre vines. Vinification: The grapes are crushed and de-stemmed. Alcoholic fermentation is started by introducing selected yeasts and takes place in temperature controlled vats at 28-32C. Daily pumping over takes place. Part of the Syrah is aged in barriques (1/3 new, 1/3 1 year old and the balance in 2 year old barriques). Only 3% of the total blend spends time in barriques. The different cuvees are blended after having s...



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