Domaine de La Vieille Julienne - 2013 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, ‘les Haut Lieux’
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Inside the bottle: If the Les Trois Sources bottling is the air sign in the bunch, this is the earth sign. This parcel, translated as “the higher places,” is a deep thinker and the most powerful and serious wine of the bunch. The high dose of Mourvedre (20%), cold winds and high elevation concentrate the savory notes of dark red fruits, pepper, animal, iodine, anise and evergreen wild herbs. Through the sheer power of the wine a symphony of purple and red flowers flower sing to you when you take the time to listen. Les Hauts-Lieux is a perfectly sculpted and deeply powerful, well-mannered beast.
Terroir: This single plot sits on the highest part of this north-facing hill, just below the famous Mont Redon plateau. Here you find sandy limestone soils covered with a good amount of the galets stones. This site is the last to be picked as it is the highest in elevation as well as having a good dose more of the late-ripening, Mouvedre. It is easy to sense the freshness of both the soil and colder winds that bring this wine back to planet earth and away from its potential to be overblown and monsterous.