80% old vine Grenache, 20% Syrah with 30% kept as whole bunches, from a parcel with extremely diverse soils - sandstone, sandy-clay marl, blue clay and pebbles. With decent elevation and these fascinating soils, the Grenache has beautiful purity and a really unique character. We just love Tamlyn's note below, highlighting its crushed lavender, damson liquer notes and glowing fruit.
Vigneron Frédéric Julien used to be Vice-President of the Cooperative Cellar of Rasteau and started his own domaine in 2017 in the village of Vaucluse. The estate takes its name from a part of the AOC called Gramiller – a terroir of many soils where they have 2.5 ha of vines. With 15 ha of vines spread across five lieu-dits, since his beginnings in vine growing some twenty years ago, Frédéric Julien has always been a big supporter of organic farming and a strong believer in the importance of farming with nature, rather than against it. Frédéric's wines are very precise, with as little external input as possible: just a minimal dose of SO2 at bottling for the estate’s wines and nothing at all for the Cuvées Natures. It’s all about the fruit! His no added SO2 cuvees are a masterclass in purity and consistency, and would convince even the most staunch critic of natur
FROM THE PRESS
“This smells stunning – instantly shimmering out the glass, almost luscious; membrillo and damson liqueur. It comes with a curve of rich raspberry, the edges smudged with crushed lavender, sage leaves, mica dust and salvia. The fruit has a bold, ruby-gem purity and glow, but the tannins have a tensity that is finely dry, pulling the lavish fruit into a taut, long, intentional finish. This made my spine tingle. Very good value. Drink 2023-2028.”Tamlyn Currin, Jancisrobinson.com