2021 André Brunel Le Tracteur de Brunel
The vineyards that produce this cuvée are located in the north of Orange. Small yields and a clay-chalky subsurface give this wine elegance and finesse. The Trateur de Brunel is a blend of Grenache (40%), Syrah (20%), Merlot (40%).
and the average age of the vines is 35 years. The Grenache and the Merlot bring their roundness and fresh style. The Trateur provides immediate pleasure thanks to the Grenache and Merlot. Syrah brings color and structure for an extra finish. The Trateur is the perfect wine for an aperitif between friends, to de-stress after a hard day of work or for the Sunday barbecue.
FACT: In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this beautiful wine. We will send it to you automatically when you order this wine. The wine is in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you pick up the wine you will also receive a nice discount. We are almost next to the highway with plenty of parking. Click here for address.
ABOUT ANDRE BRUNEL
The family has been present on the territory of Châteauneuf du Pape since the 17th century and has been completely dedicated to wine for five generations. As early as the 17th century, the family's wine-growing activity was confirmed by the purchase of a plot of vineyard north of the appellation of the Bishop of Avignon. Many generations succeed each other in the service of winemaking, but it was not until 1954 that Lucien Brunel created the Les Cailloux brand to develop and publicize the specific characteristics and qualities of the estate's wines. In 1971, André Brunel took over the operation of the estate. Under his leadership, the estate will experience rapid growth: acquisition of vines in Côtes du Rhône and in Vin de Pays, launch of the famous Cuvée Centenaire in 1989. He also implements important changes in the management of the vine by becoming one of the first in Chateauneuf du Pape to have a non-chemical approach to growing vines. In 2012, his son, Fabrice Brunel, joined him to continue the family history. The estate is divided into three appellations: of course Châteauneuf du Pape, but also Côtes du Rhône and Vin de Pays de Vaucluse. The search for quality, respect for the terroirs and the ambition to always offer our customers wines that they will be able to appreciate as they age, have led us to pay the utmost care to their production, regardless of the name. The differences mainly concern maturation times (longer for Chateauneuf, shorter for Vins de Pays to make them more quickly accessible) and the use of barrels (for Syrahs in Chateauneuf du Pape to round out the tannins, absent on the Côtes du Rhône and the Vins de Pays to preserve the freshness of the fruit). The desire is to produce wines characteristic of their terroir and their origin, while remaining elegant and of great finesse.
|Type of Wine
|Vin de France
|Drinking as of
|James Suckling rating
|Earthy, Dark fruit, Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Spicy, Red fruit
|Barbecue, Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Open haard, Voor alledag