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Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape les Trois Sources 2020

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World Wine – "Leading off the three Châteauneuf Du Papes, the 2017 Châteauneuf Du Pape Les Trois Sources comes from more sandy soils just across the road from the estate. It always shares more stylistic similarities with the Réserve and is more opulent, sexy, and fruit loaded compared to the Hauts-Lieux cuvée. This 2017 is spectacular, offering loads of black fruits, black licorice, ground herbs, violets, and some obvious loamy soil and mineral-like aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, expansive, and multi-dimensional, this is another singular wine from Jean-Paul Daumen that tastes like the essence of this stunning terroir." 95 points Jeb Dunnuck

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Description

Domaine de la Vieille Julienne is an icon of the region. It is helmed by the hugely respected vigneron, Jean-Paul Dauman, who took over from his father in 1992 and has since become one of the most revered, inventive and respected producers in France. He is a thoughtful, intelligent and deeply caring vigneron, managing the beautiful estate of like a philosopher or poet. Daumen farms 20ha of biodynamic Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with an average vine age of 70 years. Even the Cotes-du-Rhone bottling is a stone's-throw distance from his Châteauneuf-du-Pape vines, so it is no surprise that every wine with the Vieille Julienne label is at the highest level of the appellations.

ALCOHOL IN VOLUME : 15%
GRAPE VARIETIES : 70% Grenache - 10% Cinsault - 5%
Syrah - 5% Counoise - 5% Mourvèdre - 5% others
VINEYARD : 5,9 hectares (15 acres)
SOIL : Mixture formation and Miocene/Helvetian alluvial
Villafranchian terraces, modern post-wurmiennes
alluvium – Mainly yellow sand mixed with clay and
limestone, North facing terraces.

Type Red Wine
Varietal(s) Grenache Cinsault Shiraz Counoise Mourvedre
Country France
Region Rhone
Brand Domaine de la Vieille Julienne
Vintage 2020

Wines of Rhone Valley

The Rhone wine region is situation in the south of France in the Rhone Valley. The region is split into north and south with distinctively different winemaking styles. In the north, the main grape used is Syrah and is sometimes blended with white varietals. In the south however, reds are a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan and Cinsault. You may be familiar with this sort of blend; in Australia it is labelled GSM.

Wines are produced under various Appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) designations. The most prestigious of which is Chateauneuf-du-Pape. You may also have heard of other AOC names such as Gigondas, Hermitage, Lirac, St Joseph. Wines coming from these and other AOCs are all on the higher end of the market.

On the value end we have wines produced in Cotes-du-Rhone AOC. Cotes-du-Rhone often refers to wines made in the Rhone Valley that do not fall under any other AOC, often from the flatter areas around Southern Rhone. However, it also does include the fringes of well-respected northern appellations as well. In terms of volume, a majority of Rhone wine falls under the Cotes-du-Rhone AOC and it offers some of the best value in France and even some first-rate and age-worthy reds.

Full-bodied and flavourful white wine blends are also made in the region. These are typically a combination of Grenache Blanc, Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier.

Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape les Trois Sources 2020-Red Wine-World Wine
Domaine de la Vieille Julienne

Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape les Trois Sources 2020

$182.99

Domaine de la Vieille Julienne is an icon of the region. It is helmed by the hugely respected vigneron, Jean-Paul Dauman, who took over from his father in 1992 and has since become one of the most revered, inventive and respected producers in France. He is a thoughtful, intelligent and deeply caring vigneron, managing the beautiful estate of like a philosopher or poet. Daumen farms 20ha of biodynamic Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with an average vine age of 70 years. Even the Cotes-du-Rhone bottling is a stone's-throw distance from his Châteauneuf-du-Pape vines, so it is no surprise that every wine with the Vieille Julienne label is at the highest level of the appellations.

ALCOHOL IN VOLUME : 15%
GRAPE VARIETIES : 70% Grenache - 10% Cinsault - 5%
Syrah - 5% Counoise - 5% Mourvèdre - 5% others
VINEYARD : 5,9 hectares (15 acres)
SOIL : Mixture formation and Miocene/Helvetian alluvial
Villafranchian terraces, modern post-wurmiennes
alluvium – Mainly yellow sand mixed with clay and
limestone, North facing terraces.

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