Lieu-dit Clavin Cotes Du Rhone Blanc 2019

La Vieille Julienne

Min order: 1 case (6 bottles)
$46.95 per bottle
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Min order: 1 case (6 bottles)
$46.95 per bottle
  • CountryFrance,
  • RegionRhone Valley,
  • ColourWhite,
  • VarietalGrenache Blanc, Marsanne, Clairette,


"You almost never see the Lieu-Dit Clavin releases (there is a red and white) in the marketplace, but they’re beautiful little gems of wines to snatch up. They come from just across the Châteauneuf du Pape line, on the northern part of the appellation, from very old vines just around the estate, and they always show incredibly classic Vieille Julienne character. Starting with the white, the 2019 Côtes Du Rhône Lieu-Dit Clavin Blanc sports a lighter gold color as well as a crisp, classy bouquet of sliced apple, white flowers, spring flowers, and a touch of peppery garrigue to go with a medium-bodied, nicely textured, balanced style on the palate. With air, it shows a touch of nuttiness, ample palate density, and the class to evolve nicely for 7-8 years, if you’re so inclined.Drinking range: 2020 - 2028"
Rating: 90 Jeb Dunnuck, (Jun 2020)

Producer: La Vieille Julienne

On the heights of « lieu-dit Clavin » and at the northern limit of Chateauneuf du Pape, the estate was born in the 17th century. Today, this old vines vineyard’s of 20 hectares (50 acres), in one single bloc, shared between red Châteauneuf du Pape « les Trois Sources », red Châteauneuf du Pape «les Hauts-lieux» and red and white Côtes du Rhône «lieu-dit Clavin».

The north facing terroir of slopes and its microclimate gives to this unique location a special ability, remaining very well adapted to the extreme current climatic conditions of the southern Rhône Valley and producing singular, harmonious and balanced wines. 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 sense of the farmer.

All the traditional and original grape-varieties are selected, reproduced and planted using complantation (different kinds of grape-varieties mixed inthe 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 continues to be traditional and the fermentation is natural, without any addition. The priceless natural yeasts located in the prune (berry), reveal both singularity of each terroirs and single expression for each vintage. Following a long and slow fermentation, wines are drained away in foudre (large oak barrels). Then, after 18 months aging, the bottling is done without fining and filtering.

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