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  Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve 2006 (Rhone Valley, France)
Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve 2006


 
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96+ Points - Wine Advocate
Working with 10ha in the northern part of the appellation Chateauneuf du Pape, and with 5ha in Cotes du Rhone, Jean-Paul took over the family vineyards in 1990. In 1905, his ancestors purchased the property and sold solely to negociants, while bottling for family and friends. It wasn’t until the 1960′s that his father started bottling with greater intent, thereby providing Jean-Paul with the foundational knowledge that it took to make Domaine de la Vieille Julienne a brilliant reference point for this appellation. These are traditionally made, extraordinarily concentrated Chateauneuf du Papes created from old vine, biodynamically farmed sites and made from minuscule yields, hands off, no SO2 during vinification, and aged in neutral tanks or old wood.

A candidate for the wine of the vintage, the 2006 Chateauneuf du Pape Reserve exhibits an opaque purple color, peppery, spicy, earthy notes, full-bodied intensity, and outstanding concentration, purity, and length. It is another sensational wine, but finding a few bottles will be difficult given the microscopic production. It should drink nicely for 20+ years, atypically long for a 2006.

Product of France
Alcohol by Volume: 16.5%

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