Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Cotes du Rhone lieu-dit Clavin
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The vineyard for this wine is located on the upper boundaries of lieu-dit Clavin vineyard which is covered with sands and red clay.
- This part of the terroir of slopes matures early, producing tender and seductive wines, with the full-bodied character borrowed to the adjacent les Trois Sources.
- Very old, rich vines.
Varietal Composition: Grenache Noir, Cinsault, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Bourboulenc, Clairette and White Grenache
Elaboration: The average age of the grape varietals is 85 years. The vinification continues to be traditional and the fermentation is natural, without any addition. The priceless natural yeasts located in the pruine (berry), reveals both singularity of each terroirs and single expression for each vintage.
2020 – 90-92 Jeb Dunnuck
2019 – 91 Jeb Dunnuck
2018 – 91 Jeb Dunnuck
2015 – 90 Wine Enthusiast
Domaine de la Vieille Julienne is headed by Jean-Paul Daumen. The property has been in his family since 1905. However, the estate dates back to the 17th Century. At first, like many small producers in the Southern Rhone Valley, the Daumen family harvested the fruit and sold it to negociants who bottled and sold the wine under various names. In the late 1960s, Maxine Daumen began bottling the wines himself.
In 1990, Jean-Paul Daumen, following in his family’s footsteps, started working at Domaine Vieille Julienne. Further continuing the legacy, Jean-Paul’s son, Antoine Daumen, is being trained to eventually take over the estate.