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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

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/15/2009

A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2006 Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A tight, tannic wine, with potential for aging. Already has a complex aroma, but the stiff texture and intense fruit will need time to open up for maximum enjoyment. Currant, black cherry, cedar, earth and spice flavors make it fascinating to sip. Best to cellar until 1998.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A great core of fig, blackberry and black currant fruit, with racy acidity and fine-grained tannins that are the hallmark of 2004, this shows flashes of graphite, spice and mineral on the long, precise finish. Big step up from the 2003. Best from 2007 through 2026.


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2006 - Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve - France - Region: Rhône - Apellation: Chateauneuf-du-Pape - Grenache - 750 ml.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

The 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape exhibits a dense purple color as well as an expressive bouquet of black currants, licorice, kirsch, meat juices, and hints of spice box as well as lavender. Full-bodied, opulent, rich, and stunningly concentrated, it is o... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 2006 Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml


External Review
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


External Review
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


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