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ANDRÉ BRUNEL CÔTES DU RHÔNE ROUGE 2016
The Grenache expresses exuberance of red fruit roundness and of tannins. The Syrah and the Cinsault bring structure and elegance.
Blend: 70% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 10% Syrah
Pair with any type of meat, grilled, roasted, braised or stewed. It also pairs perfectly with a wide variety of soft and hard cheese.
This wine comes from two terroirs with complementary qualities allowing the Grenache to reveal all of its potential: elegance and finesse thanks to the small yields and clay-limestone subsoil of the Saint Geniès de Comolas terroir in the Gard and power and hardiness thanks to the round pebbles and clay subsoil of the Travaillan in the Vaucluse.
The Brunel family has been in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape region since the 17th century and has been fully committed to making wine for five generations. The first vineyard beginning was purchased from the Bishop of Avignon located in the north of the appellation. In 1971, André Brunel took over the reins of the Domaine. We want to produce wines reflecting their region and origin while remaining elegant and wonderfully subtle. The Domaine boasts about 40 hectares in Côtes du Rhône, mostly located to the east of the city of Orange and the rest being in the Gard near Lirac. His endless motivation resulted in rapid growth for the Domaine: repurchasing of Côtes du Rhône and Vins de Pays vines. He also made some considerable changes in the vine management process by being one of the first people to use a ground covering method and take a non-chemical approach to wine-farming. In 2012, his son, Fabrice Brunel, joined the team so the family history can continue.