Bought by one of Jean Paul Daumens ancestors in 1905, the estate of the Vieille Julienne privileges initially the sale in bulk with trade, the first bottling being reserved for the family and the friends. During this period, it is in the vines that the efforts are concentrated.
Thanks to the massalle's selection, selected on the already planted parcels of "lieu-dit Clavin" the majority for our old vines (of today) are planted.
Bottling began toward the end of the 60's, at this time, Maxime Daumen renovates the cellar and buys new "foudres". For years to years and the father to son, the estate grow up. It's in 190 that Jean Paul Daumen joined the domaine and continue the traditions.
Convinced that what is essentiel is the vien and the soil, he decides to choose an ecological culture, transaled by the limitation of the treatments on the vines, the avandonment of fertilizer and chemicals products.
The climatic conditions, the sunning, the atmospferic pressures, the effects of the moon and the planets, are as many parameters that seems obvious to him to take in consideration, in leaving, of course, "the time to the time".
Today, the wines of Vieille Julienne are produced on about 10 hectare on the most northen part of the appelation Châteauneuf du Pape and 5 hectares of Côte du Rhôneon the "lieu-dit Clavin".
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