2018 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Hauts-Lieux, Domaine de la Vieille Julienne

As the name suggests, this is higher up than the surrounding vineyards, and its elevation affords it a freshness and precision. Alongside the decadent berry fruit and garrigue herbs are notes of baked earth and roasted spices. What a wonderful Châteauneuf.

Pricing
Bottle
In stock
£73.48
Case, 6 Bottles
In stock
£440.88

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    France
  • Grape
    65% Grenache/Garnacha
    20% Mourvèdre
    10% Cinsault
    5% Counoise
  • Maturity
    Young 2024 - 2038
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • ABV
    15%
2018 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Hauts-Lieux, 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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