Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Trois Sources (1.5 Liter) 2010 Front Label
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Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf-du-Pape Les Trois Sources (1.5 Liter) 2010

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RP 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
he 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Trois Sources comes from the estate’s vineyards planted in sandy soils. About 10,000 bottles have been produced. One of the great wines of the vintage, this unbelievable Chateauneuf is still extremely young and primary. Its opaque purple color is followed by scents of ink, acacia flowers, blueberries, black raspberries and blackberries. While full-bodied, extremely concentrated and massive, the wine is totally harmonious with beautifully integrated acidity, tannin and alcohol (which is no doubt in excess of 16%). Give this 2010 five more years of cellaring and drink it over the following 20-25 years.
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A densely packed version, with notes of crushed plum, fig paste and blackberry preserves at the core, set against a backdrop of charcoal, ganache and singed anise. Still tightly wound, with a very grippy finish. The acidity is lively and well-embedded, so this should open nicely in the cellar. Best from 2017 through 2030.
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Domaine de la Vieille Julienne

Domaine de la Vieille Julienne

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Domaine de la Vieille Julienne, France
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Jean-Paul Daumen’s ancestors purchased this domain in 1905. Back then the entire production was sold to negociants. Starting in the 1960’s a small amount of wine was bottled, mostly for family and friends. Jean Paul’s father Maxime Daumen built cellars with new foudres to make and bottle more wine. Over the past decade Jean-Paul has emerged as one of the most compelling winemakers in all of France. Taking advantage of his ancient vines in the northern sector of Chateauneuf du Pape, and biodynamically farming the entire vineyard, he has produced extraordinary wines since 1998 that have received massive aclaim from the worlds most respected critics. The domaine covers 30 hectares of vineyard that average over 60 years old. The parcels of Grenache that go into the Reserve bottling of Chateauneuf du Pape are over 100 years old. Jean-Paul’s winemaking philosophy is quite simple - old vines, tiny yields of around 20 hl/ha, no SO2 during vinification, aging in neutral tanks or wood and bottling without fining or filtering. Chateauneuf du Papes have come and gone. These wines are truly gems and benchmarks of the appelation.

Domaine de la Vieille Julienne’s wines are not released until Jean-Paul feels they are approaching their peak. This means that his wines age at the cellar and come into the market years after most other Chateauneuf du Papes have come and gone.

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Famous for its full-bodied, seductive and spicy reds with flavor and aroma characteristics reminiscent of black cherry, baked raspberry, garrigue, olive tapenade, lavender and baking spice, Chateauneuf-du-Pape is the leading sub-appellation of the southern Rhône River Valley. Large pebbles resembling river rocks, called "galets" in French, dominate most of the terrain. The stones hold heat and reflect it back up to the low-lying gobelet-trained vines. Though the galets are typical, they are not prominent in every vineyard. Chateau Rayas is the most obvious deviation with very sandy soil.

According to law, eighteen grape varieties are allowed in Chateauneuf-du-Pape and most wines are blends of some mix of these. For reds, Grenache is the star player with Mourvedre and Syrah coming typically second. Others used include Cinsault, Counoise and occasionally Muscardin, Vaccarèse, Picquepoul Noir and Terret Noir.

Only about 6-7% of wine from Chateauneuf-du-Pape is white. Blends and single-varietal bottlings are typically based on the soft and floral Grenache Blanc but Clairette, Bourboulenc and Roussanne are grown with some significance.

The wine of Chateauneuf-du-Pape takes its name from the relocation of the papal court to Avignon. The lore says that after moving in 1309, Pope Clément V (after whom Chateau Pape-Clément in Pessac-Léognan is named) ordered that vines were planted. But it was actually his successor, John XXII, who established the vineyards. The name however, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, translated as "the pope's new castle," didn’t really stick until the 19th century.

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