Châteauneuf du Pape Rouge ‘Les Hauts Lieu' La Vieille Julienne 2015/16
La Vieille Julienne, Châteauneuf du Pape
The Châteauneuf du Pape Les Hauts Lieux comes from a cooler, higher elevation parcel and is 80% Grenache and 20% Mourvèdre. Where the Trois Source cuvée is upfront and exuberant, this beauty offers more minerality as well as lots of ripe blackberry fruits, spice, roasted meats and hints of violets in a concentrated, backwards, tannic style. Forget bottles for 5-6 years and enjoy over the following two decades.
Grapes:80% Old Vine Grenache, 18% Syrah/Cinsault, 2% Counoise