The Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Hauts-Lieux 2010 is an expressive and extremely elegant wine. It is the result of a very natural approach to the vinification and to an exceptional terroir. This cuvée is the ambassador of the Rhone Valley thanks to a blend of 65% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 5% Mourvèdre, and 10% Counoise and other varietals. This 2010 vintage Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape Les Hauts-Lieux possesses a beautiful aromatic complexity dominated by blackberry, woody notes and wild flower hints. On the palate, it reveals a dense matter and a nice lingering.
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There are only 6,000 bottles of the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape Les Hauts Lieux, which comes from pure limestone soils. It boasts an impressive purple color in addition to lots of mineral-laced, crushed rock, blueberry, boysenberry and raspberry notes. The stunning purity, full-bodied mouthfeel and voluptuous, long finish make for a potentially legendary Chateauneuf du Pape.