Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Blanc Lieu-Dit-Clavin

Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Blanc Cotes du Rhone lieu-dit Clavin

WHY WE LOVE IT

  • The vineyard for this wine is located on the northern, steeper and cooler part of the lieu-dit Clavin.
  • The white grapes get very comfortable in marlstone and limestone soils.
  • Very old, rich vines.

Varietal Composition: Clairette, White Grenache, Bourboulenc, Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier

Elaboration: The average age of the grape varietals is 65 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.

PRESS

2018 –  91 Jeb Dunnuck

PRODUCER BACKGROUND

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.

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