Daniel and Frédéric Brunier of Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe fame now run this Châteauneuf-du-Pape estate after it was bought by their father in its run-down state in 1986. The winery itself is found near to the centre of the town of Châteauneuf with the vineyards scattered around Châteauneuf and Gigondas. These are planted with 70% grenache, 20% syrah and 10% mourvèdre.
A brand new winery was constructed in the 1990s, where, unsurprisingly, the Bruniers employ practices similar to those used at their flagship estate. The original idea here was to make a wine similar to Vieux Télégraphe but accessible sooner - this they have certainly achieved with the grand vin which is fine and supple for early to mid drinking. Overall, quality across the board has improved dramatically here since the takeover and is looking better every year.