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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2006
Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2006
(search item no. 92370)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $43.99

Winemaker's Notes:

A tiny bit of superb white wine made. Well-defined and shapely so that they may be enjoyed right away, Vieux Donjon Chateauneufs, nevertheless age slowly and magnificently.
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About Le Vieux Donjon:

Le Vieux Donjon, as it exists today, was created in 1979 with the marriage of Lucien and Marie José Michel. Both Lucien and Marie José's parents owned vineyards in the region, and those holding were combined to form Le Vieux Donjon. The domaine covers fourteen hectares of vineyards (all farmed organically), thirteen planted to red grapes and one planted to white. The Michel's holdings are primarily in the North and Northwest of the AOC, but they also have small plots in the Southwest and East. Their most important parcel is Pialons, and the grapes from the 2008 come from that parcel as well as those in Cabrieres, Bois de Boursan, Les Marines and Le Mourre de Gaude. The soils are mainly limestone and clay, and are studded with the famed galets roulé, the round, rust-colored stones which were left behind after the retreat of the Alpine glaciers which once covered the region