2019 Ventoux Brunier Megaphone
Brunier Megaphone Rouge carries a serious, profound bouquet with a hint of licorice. The palate reveals the spices of this new terroir, interwoven with herby-garrigue flavors. Attractive structure, taut, elegant, compelling – you sense the freshness of the place. A true character.
NAME2019 Ventoux Brunier Megaphone
COUNTRY OF ORIGINFrance
ABOUT THE WINERY
It was Henri Brunier who penned the first chapter of this wonderful family story in 1891, in the village of Bédarrides, well known today as occupying the southeastern portion of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC area. In that year, he gifted to his son Hippolyte some plots of land on La Crau, a place in those days considered practically unfit for cultivation, its soil a thankless proposition due to a high density of pebbles. The latter planted his first vine stocks on this commanding plateau, where grapes had first been grown in the 14th century; and where, in 1821, Claude Chappe, inventor of the optical telegraph, built one of his signal towers. Hippolyte’s son, Jules, extended the estate to 42 acres and aptly named the fruits of his labours “Vieux Télégraphe”.
Since the early 1980s his two sons, Frédéric and Daniel, have been tending to the family concern.They now farm 247 acres in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape AOC area, and 49,5 acres of IGP Vaucluse and AOC Ventoux vines. Domaine Les Pallières must also be listed: acquired in 1998 in partnership with family friend Kermit Lynch, this single-plot 309-acre estate in Gigondas has 62 acres of vines.