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Domaine de la Vieille Julienne White Rhone Blend Côtes du Rhône Lieu-Dit Clavin 2006

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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 White Rhone Blend Côtes du Rhône Lieu-Dit Clavin

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

Bright but dark red with shimmery pink hues. Displays a lifting, very fragrant nose of tangy cherry, sweet raspberry, and a hint of orange peel. Smooth and refreshing with almost cooling fresh fruit on the palate, the finish is marked by minerality a... Cory Gowan. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2006 Vieille Julienne, Domaine de la Cotes du Rhone Lieu Dit Clavin 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/09/2010

Concentrated, with raspberry ganache and Turkish coffee notes, but also racy and long, with lots of graphite and spice notes extending the finish. Delicious. Drink now through 2010. 2,300 cases made. -JM Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2006 Vieille Julienne, Domaine de la Cotes du Rhone Lieu Dit Clavin 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/04/2010

The 2007 Cotes du Rhones Lieu-Dit Clavin red is one of the finest wines of the appellation. From an extraordinarily old vine parcel planted just in front of the winery, its dense purple color is followed by abundant berry fruit, licorice, earth, and ... Robert Parker. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2006 Vieille Julienne, Domaine de la Cotes du Rhone Lieu Dit Clavin 750ml



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