2015 Côtes du Rhône Lieu-dit Clavin, Domaine de la Vieille Julienne

From vines just the wrong side of the Châteauneuf boundary, this is the wine Jean-Paul drinks at home. The 2015 has a lovely floral nose, then juicy fruit moving to a clean tapenade note on the finish. It’s so fresh and well-balanced, with fantastic complexity and length for the price.

Pricing
Bottle
From a client
4 available
£22.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2018 - 2027
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2015 Côtes du Rhône Lieu-dit Clavin, Domaine de la Vieille Julienne
Domaine de la Vieille Julienne

One of the most compelling winemakers in the region, the gentle Jean-Paul Daumen has a philosophy of winemaking akin to an artist. Jean-Paul converted the property, which had been in the family since 1905, to biodynamic practices in 1998. His attention to detail and passion for his vines could not be more obvious after just a few minutes in his company. Almost Burgundian in style, here is Grenache winemaking par excellence, right next door to the legendary Château Rayas. They release a year later than other producers.

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