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Domaine de la Vieille Julienne

Bought by one of Jean-Paul Daumen's ancestors in 1905, the estate of Vieille Julienne privileges initially the sale in bulk with trade, the first bottling being reserved for the family and the friends. During this period, it is in the vines that the efforts are concentrated. Thanks to the Massale's selection, selected on the already planted parcels of Lieu-dit Clavin, the majority of our old vines are planted.
Bottling began toward the end of the 60's, at this time Maxime Daumen renovates the cellar and buys new foudres. From year to year and father to son, the estate grows.
It's in 1990 that Jean-Paul Daumen joined the domaine and continues the tradition. Convinced that what is essential is the vine and the soil, he decides to choose an ecological culture, translated by the limitations of the treatments on the vines, the abandonment of fertilizer and chemical products,the climate conditions, the sunning, the atmospheric pressures, the effects of the moon and the planets are as many parameters that seems obvious, "the time to the time".
Today the wines of Vieille Julienne are produced on about 10 hectares on the most northern part of the appellation Chateauneuf du Pape and 5 hectares of Cotes du Rhone on the Lieu-dit Clavin.

 







Clavin

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791165

  Cotes du Rhone Clavin Rouge 2014

Produced on fairly stony, aired and deep soils, it is dominated by old Grenache, in a place called Clavin. According to the year the Clavin is supplemented by 20-30% Syrah and old Mourvedre. Like the Chateauneuf du Pape, after an entirely by hand done harvest and two sortings ( the first in parcelle and the second in cellar), only healthy and ripe grapes are vinified. Balance being established in the parcelle, the grapes are vinified with out any external contribution ( sulfit, tartaric acid...) and exclusively with indigenous yeast. The temperature is controlled during fermentation, over-extraction is not required. At the end of the fermentation draining is done by gravity directly into the foudre, after malolactic fermentation the elevation will continue during one year. After single sulfiting the wines will be bottled without fining or filtration. The Cotes-du-Rhone initiates ideally to the style of the estate.


Aging Potential : 4-8 years

Serving temperature : 16c


Clavin Blanc


code
791166

  Cotes du Rhone Clavin Blanc 2015

Produced in a very small quantity (two to three thousand bottles) resulting from traditional varieties of the appellation and dominated by our Grenache of Clavin. To these beautiful Grenache are added Clairette, Bourboulenc and Marsanne. After an entirely by hand done harvest and two sortings ( the first in parcelle and the second in cellar), only healthy and ripe grapes are vinified. Balance being established in the parcelle, the grapes are vinified with out any external contribution ( sulfit, tartaric acid...) and exclusively with indigenous yeast. The temperature is controlled during fermentation. The wine-making process and the aging are done exclusively in tanks. After a single sulfiting the wines will be bottled with out fining or filtration. The  wine-making process allows us to let the malolactic fermentation process occur naturally, this is something started back in 2003.


Aging potential: 3-6 years

Serving temperature: 14c