Domaine de la Vieille Julienne 2019 CdP Les Hauts Lieux
Grenache, Mourvèdre, Cinsault, Counoise | Alc: 14.5%
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Southern Rhône, France

Winemaker’s Notes:
Dom. de la Vieille Julienne 2019 CdP Les Hauts Lieux This is the highest elevation and the most sheltered part of the terroir of slopes. Marlstone soils and shallow safres covered with quartzite pebbles are entirely suitable for mourvedre. Under the tense tannins, wines are vigorous with huge elegance.

Critical Acclaim:
“The 2019 Châteauneuf Du Pape Les Hauts-Lieux includes slightly more Mourvèdre and comes from a cooler parcel in the northern part of the appellation. It has another level of purity and precision compared to the Trois Sources and has extraordinary notes of blueberries, cassis, black licorice, violets, and crushed stone-like minerality. Incredibly concentrated, massive, and yet perfectly balanced, it has no hard edges and is just an incredible tasting experience. Hide bottles for 4-5 years and enjoy over the following 20-25 years. 98+” 98+ Points – Jeb Dunnuck

“A little more floral in style, silkier than the Trois Sources this year. It’s a little more Northern in spirit than most this year, not quite so sunny. No Syrah in the blend here, plentiful Mourvèdre however, which performed well in 2019. From three parcels close to the limestone plateau, some clay, relatively high altitude and late ripening, with less exposition to the sun.” 95 Points – Decanter


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