2011 Le Vieux Donjon Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone Valley, France 375ml

Notes of dark chocolate and prune stand out amid an earthy, meaty background.


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Sourced from a .16 hectare vineyard, with vines averaging 50 years, but including vines over one hundred years old. This Grenache dominant blend is aged in 5,000 liter foudre. The grapes are destemmed (most years). 


The domain was founded by the father of Lucien Michel, Marcel Michel, who did the first bottling at his domain in 1966. Since 1979 Marie José and Lucien Michel have run the property. The next generation, Claire Fabre, has had the responsibility for the winemaking since 2008. She is married to another winegrower Adrien Fabre of Domaine La Florane in Visan.
In 2013 Claire's brother François joined her at the domain, and the two of them became officially responsible for the property together with their mother Marie Michel.
The domain covers 15 ha of Chateauneuf du Pape, one of them with white varieties.
The vinification process is in the best sense of the word traditional. Only one cuvée of red and of white Chateauneuf du Pape is made. The grapes for the reds have for a great part since 1991 been destemmed.


Grape(s) Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvèdre
Farming Organic