Family owned since 1905, Domaine de la Vieille Julienne is located on the most northern part of the Chateauneuf du Pape vineyard.
This old vines vineyard’s of 20 hectares (50 acres), in one single bloc share out between red Châteauneuf du Pape “les Trois Sources” and “les Hauts-lieux” and red and white Côtes du Rhône “lieu-dit Clavin”.
The north facing terraces and its microclimate gives to this unique and singular location a special ability, remaining very well adapted to the extreme current climatic conditions of the southern Rhône Valley and to produce harmonious and balanced wines with a rare elegance.
From generation to generation, terroirs are benefiting from the greatest respect and the vigneron, who remains attentive and sensitive, perpetuates the good practices and the “good sens of the farmer”.
All the traditional and original grape-varieties are selected, reproduced and planted using complantation (different kind of grape-varieties mixed in the same plot).
Harvests entirely done by hand allow a first selection in the vineyard and a second selection when the grapes (transported in small boxes), arrive at the winery.
The vinification is traditional and the fermentation is natural, without any addition. The priceless natural yeasts located in the pruine (berry), reveal both singularity of each terroirs and single expression for each vintage.
Following a long and slow fermenting, wines are drained aWays in foudre (large oak barrels). Then, after 18 month aging, the bottling is done without fining and filtering. All the wines are certified by Demeter ©
The estate is undoubtedly one of the best producers of the appellation.