Domaine de la Vieille Julienne 2016 will be a very beautiful vintage!
“The weather was incredible, it’s really rare to have such exceptional weather, it will leads to an exceptional sanitary state and no development of diseases. Even with an exceptional harvest it is very important to do the sorting to have a classification of the grapes.”
Jean-Paul Daumen about harvesting-time and process:
“I need to be completely in the vintage. Our problem is that we vinify for three weeks only, and so you can [easily] keep the last vintage in your mind. I need to forget the last vintage to be free. I need to forget all I know to try to understand the new vintage.
This year the quality of what we put in the tank at the end was really impressive”.
2016 in Chateauneuf du Pape seems very promising!