Châteauneuf-du-Pape ‘Les Vieilles Vignes’, Domaine de Villeneuve 2011 Biodynamic

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An elegant take on this Southern French classic. The Wallut family’s oldest vines are 100 years old.

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Description

Domaine de Villeneuve owns 8.4 hc of vines in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation. The vineyard is perfectly located in the north of the appellation, not far from Chateau de Beaucastel and Mont Redon. When Stanislas Wallut bought out his partners shares and became sole owner in 1993, the estate was in poor condition and needed extensive work in the cellars and vineyards. The wine making facilities and cellars were completely rebuilt and are now some of the most modern in the Southern Rhone. The new winery was built 6m under-ground taking up 3 different levels. The reason this was done was to create a winery where everything moved by gravity. One of the other early decisions was to hire consultant Philippe Cambie. All work in the vineyards is done using only biodynamic farming techniques. Domaine de Villeneuve has been certified biodynamic by Ecocert and Biodyvin. The vineyard has old vines that range from about 30 years of age on the young side to more than 100 years old. Their best terroir is in the Palestor lieu-dit where the terroir ranges from sand to small rocks and stones to red clay in the soils and this blend gives a complexity and elegance to their wines. ‘Les Vieilles vignes’ is produced from 8.4 hectares of vines that average 40 years of age.