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Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservé 2001

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Domaine de la Vieille Julienne:
Over the last decade, Jean-Paul Daumen, proprietor/winemaker at Domaine de la Vieille Julienne, has emerged as one of France’s most compelling wine producers. He is a driven man that will sacrifice anything for quality in his wines. For example, in the rain soaked 2002 vintage he harvested only 50% of the crop, and then rejected half of that. One-fourth of a crop does not make economic ... Read more
Over the last decade, Jean-Paul Daumen, proprietor/winemaker at Domaine de la Vieille Julienne, has emerged as one of France’s most compelling wine producers. He is a driven man that will sacrifice anything for quality in his wines. For example, in the rain soaked 2002 vintage he harvested only 50% of the crop, and then rejected half of that. One-fourth of a crop does not make economic sense, but Jean-Paul has his eye on a much longer-term goal. All his wines are labours of love. Jean-Paul farms 10 hectares in Northern Chateauneuf-du-Pape and 5 hectares in Cotes du Rhone “lieu-dit Clavin” for Vieille Julienne, including the ancient vines his family planted at the turn of the century– all biodynamically. Daumen’s winemaking philosophies are remarkably simple – old vines, tiny yields of around 20 hectoliters per hectare, no SO2 during vinification, aging in neutral tanks or wood, and bottling without fining or filtration — and they combine to give Vieille Julienne’s wines their distinctive character. “I strive to find the best practices rather than set myself a goal in terms of a finished product. All of my decisions are made for the future. What motivates me is to install our wines in the long run, even if the path is longer, more complicated and difficult. We have the distinction of being located exclusively on terraces in the northern part of the appellation Châteauneuf du Pape and this site provides freshness, balance, depth and minerality naturally- from there one must understand and respect the context of the vintage. This is important if one seeks the right balance.” -Jean-Paul Daumen Source: http://vinconnect.com/wineries/vieille-julienne/ Read less

External Reviews for Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservé

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/16/2011

The 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes (400 cases produced) will be the last vintage of this cuvee. A fabulous wine fashioned from 50-100-year old vines (80% Grenache and the rest Syrah and Mourvedre), its dense purple color is accompanied by g... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2001 Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/29/2010

The spectacular 2001 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve (200 cases of a 95% Grenache/5% Syrah blend) is a monumental example of the appellation. This extraordinary offering boasts an opaque purple color as well as awesome aromatics consisting of ground pepp... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2001 Vieille Julienne, Domaine de la Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Reserve 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/12/2010

A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2001 Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes 750ml



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