|Domaine de la Vieille Julienne
Jean Paul Daumen
Le Grés, 84100 Orange
Tel. +33 490 342 010
Direct sale: Yes, by appointment.
The forefather of Jean Paul Daumen acquired the
domain in 1905. The production was then sold to negociants. From the 60ties a
small amount was bottled mostly for the family and friends. Jean Paul´s father
Maxime Daumen built cellars with new foudres to make and bottle more wine. Jean
Paul has since 1991 continued the development at the domain, so today it's regarded as
one of the best in the appellation.
The domain covers 10 ha of Chateauneuf du Pape, 5ha of
Cotes du Rhone and 5 ha. of IGP.
The vineyards of Cotes du Rhone are situated just outside the border of AOC
Chateauneuf du Pape - as well as the domain itself.
The vineyards are certified as agriculture bio dynamique.
The vines have an average age of 60 years. The yield is kept
below 20 hl/ha. All grapes are destalked. The red wines are aged in foudres.
Since 2001 a Chateauneuf du Pape Réservé has been made in good vintages.
so it has been made in 2001,2003,2005,2006,2009,2010,2012.
Until 2009 only one other cuvée of Chateauneuf du Pape, but since 2010
two cuvées are made Trois Sources and les
Chateauneuf du Pape Trois Sources
Grenache and 10% Syrah,
10% Cinsault and 10% Mourvèdre/Cinsault.
Aged in foudres for about 15 months.
Chateauneuf du Pape les
70% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, Counoise and Cinsault.
Chateauneuf du Pape Réservé
2009: 90% Grenache (100 years plus) and 10% Syrah.
Aged in foudres for about 15 months. Made in
Cotes du Rhone Lieu-dit Clavin
Mainly from old Grenache with various shares of Syrah,
Mourvedre or Cinsault. Aged in foudres.
Cotes du Rhone Blanc Lieu-dit Clavin
Grenache Blanc, Bourboulenc, Clairette and Marsanne.
In 2010 Mr. Daumen has started to buy some wines from wine
growers in Gigondas and Lirac and markets them by the brand name Daumen.
This name is also used for Chateauneuf du Pape from young vines at Vieille
Julienne and for Cotes du Rhone and IGP-wines. The bought wines is
from vineyards which are certified agriculture biologique.
At the image to the right (from Daumen's PC) you see the enlighted plots
used for Cuvée Trois Sources. The vineyards for Réserve les
Hauts-Lieu are situated at a higher altitude. To the right you
see the domain situated at lieu-dit Clavin.