Interview with Olivier the oenologue at the Domaine du Grand Tinel in Chateauneuf-du-Pape in the southern Rhone valley in France.
We are visiting just when the harvest is in ongoing, so there is plenty of work (and noise) in the cellar. They have just brought in all the grapes from the vineyards. This is the vintage of 2007 which was very successful in Chateauneuf since it was not subject to the damaging rain that they had in other regions of France.
The Domaine du Grand Tinel is a family property since several generations. They also have a winery called Clos Saint Paul with 14 hectares. They have some 75 ha at Grand Tinel, some 60 ha in Chateauneuf and the rest in Cotes du Rhone. The vineyards are planted primarily with grenache, syrah, counoise and muscardin (very unusual) and some cinsault. Olivier is making his first vintage in Chateauneuf and has previously worked in Mendoza in Argentina.
The language is French [F]
[F] Entretien avec le oenologue Olivier au Domaine du Grand Tinel.
Une propriete dans le vignoble de Chateauneuf-du-Pape, une region viticole dans le sud de la Vallee du Rhone connu pour ses vins charnu, complexes et epices. Il parle de ses vins, sa vinification et sa facon de faire et de deguster son vin.
By BKWine, https://www.bkwine.com
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