Domaine de la Vieille Julienne

Jean Paul Daumen
Le Grés, 84100 Orange
Tel. +33 490 342 010
Direct sale: Yes, by appointment.
Mail: contact@vieillejulienne.com
Web: http://www.vieillejulienne.com/
Web:http://www.daumen.com 

   

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 Hauts-Lieu.

Wines:

Chateauneuf du Pape Trois Sources
2011: 70% Grenache and 10% Syrah, 10% Cinsault and 10% Mourvèdre/Cinsault. 
Aged in foudres for about 15 months.

Chateauneuf du Pape les Hauts-Lieu
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 2001,2003,2005,2006,2010,2012.

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.


Jean Paul Daumen at Chateauneuf du Pape tasting in Avignon 2013

Photo: vcommevin.com

Photo: iDealwine

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