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Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 2019

$70.00
Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 2019

Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape, 2019

$70.00
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Le Vieux Donjon, as it exists today, was created in 1979 with the marriage of Lucien and Marie José Michel. Both Lucien and Marie José’s parents owned vineyards in the region, and those holding were combined to form Le Vieux Donjon. Their daughter Claire Michel has recently taken over the reins from her parents and has stayed true to the classic Donjon style.

The domaine covers fourteen hectares of vineyards (all farmed organically), thirteen planted to red grapes and one planted to white.

The secret to the success of Le Vieux Donjon is really no secret at all. They have tremendously old vines (many in excess of 80 years of age) and they are experts at picking only once the grapes have achieved optimum ripeness. Partial de-stemming is practiced, as is a rather lengthy maceration. The juice is then fermented in cement tanks before spending 18-24 months maturing in neutral foudres.