Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape “les Trois Sources” 2018

Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape “les Trois Sources” 2018

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The Châteauneuf-du-Pape “les Trois Sources” is sourced from our north-facing, terraced parcels. It is a blend of 70% Grenache, 10% Cinsault, 5% Mourvèdre, 5% Counoise, 5% Syrah, and a small number of other grapes. With an average age of 75 years, these early-ripening vines produce a wonderfully harmonious wine that is aged for a year in large wooden foudres, or casks. To me, this cuvée represents the foundation of our production of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. With a largely sandy terroir that very closely resembles that of the "lieu-dit Clavin", the parcels on which La Vieille Julienne was founded, this is the most traditional terroir of the Domaine.

Press Notes:

95 points, Jeb Dunnuck: "True to form, the 2018 Châteauneuf Du Pape Les Trois Sources is a softer, more elegant wine than the Les Hauts-Lieux and offers a gorgeous perfume of black cherries, black licorice, tapenade, violets, herbes de Provence, and jus de viande. Deep, full-bodied, and beautifully layered, it gains weight with time in the glass and is going to benefit from just short-term cellaring. It doesn’t have the concentration for any long-term cellaring yet my money is on it evolving nicely for a solid 10-12 years."