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DOMAINE DE LA VIEILLE JULIENNE

LVT 2016 r 2016 wh Important changes, for the better, from 2010 at this good biodynamic domaine: Jean-Paul Daumen has gone for vineyard-specific wines, issuing two new name Châteauneuf-du-Pape reds, Les Trois Sources, named after three streams that feed the domaine, and Les Hauts-lieux. The former represents the four lowest terraces of his north facing hill, the latter the three highest terraces. There is greater definition and clearer texture in both wines than his previous reds, which age very well, and carry interest and character. The Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservé is made in no more than 3,000 bottles, not every year, and is mainly sold to the USA. It has become more refined, and less TOO MUCH in recent vintages - 2015, for example, followed up also by the ***** 2016, when Syrah (too jammy) was reduced in favour of Cinsault and Counoise. I found over-extraction in the past, especially around the late 1990s, and J-P admits to this. Vineyards, both for Châteauneuf and the excellent Clavin Côtes du Rhône red and white, are mature, with lots of old Grenache. There is also a small merchant wine range under the title Jean-Paul Daumen, that includes Lirac red and Gigondas red.

Jean-Paul Daumen, manager Luc Douche Le Grès 84100 Orange

Tel: +33(0)490 34 20 10

http://www.vieillejulienne.com

contact@vieillejulienne.com

Countries exported to:1) USA, Quebec 2) GB, Germany, Denmark 3) Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore – before was 1) Germany 2) GB 3) Denmark, Switzerland, USA

Percentage Exported: 60% - was 65%

British Importers: O.W.Loeb, London SE1 3JT, +44(0)207 234 0385, finewine@owloeb.com www.owloeb.com

USA Importers: The Source Imports Ted Vance 545 Sanchez Street San Francisco CA 94114 +1415 621 6151 www.thesourceimports.com offers@thesourceimports.com