Le Vieux Donjon

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

2020
Châteauneuf-du-Pape
So. Rhône Valley
France
Say It
Luh VYUH Don-ZHONG Sha-to-NUF dew PAHP
Varietals
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre
$75
Flavors
Blackberry Blackberry
Lavender Lavender
Licorice Licorice
Wish List Share

Palate Character

Loading
COLOR
Medium Red/Ruby
BODY
TANNIN
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
15%
GRAPE(S)
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre
Learn More
Why this wine made the cut…
Deflty balnces power and elegance. Delicious but built to age.
Châteauneuf-du-Pape
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Grenache
Gruh-NASH
Grenache is widely planted throughout the world but some of the best expressions come from the southern Rhone, and in Spain’s Priorat. Grenache has small berries with thick grape skins resulting in dark, tannic wine in its youth combined with an almost ripe sweetness and elevated alcohol. Often part of a blend, Grenache offers a lot of fruit, spice, with floral and herbal notes.
Syrah
See-RA
Syrah is widely planted throughout the world, but that was not so until the late twentieth century when Syrah was principally grown in the Rhone Valley and, as Shiraz, in Australia. Stylistically, the Palate Character of Syrah can vary depending on ripeness from a rich Round & Fleshy, Tone & Backbone, to a Powerful & Extracted. The flavors and aromas can also vary with a dark, sometimes sweet, fruit character, varying amount of spice, floral, and earth, and smoke, and meaty aromas and flavors.
Mourvèdre
Moor-VED-ruh
Mourvedre is widely grown in Spain, and in France, where it makes up at least 50% of Bandol, and is typically one of the main blended varietals in Chateauneuf du Pape. It is high quality and strives in hot temperatures. The grapes are dark, and tannic with ample alcohol and intense aromas, particularly of blackberries. It is valued for its heady, structured contribution to blends.
Country / State
France
Region
So. Rhône Valley
Sub Region
Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Producer
Le Vieux Donjon
Vintage
2020
François and Clair of Vieux Donjon in the VinesFrançois and Clair of Vieux Donjon in the Vines

Le Vieux Donjon

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Founded by Marcel Michel, 1966 was the first year that wines were bottled under the domaine name. Since 1979 Marcel’s son Lucien, and Lucien’s wife Marie José, have run the property along with the third generation of the family, Claire Fabre and her brother François, who joined in 2013.

Vieux Donjon's Barrel RoomVieux Donjon's Barrel Room

Vieux Donjon is a traditional-style estate consisting of 18 hectares in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 17 hectares are planted to red grapes, with only one hectare of white grape varieties grown on varied soils and galets. 

Vieux Donjon’s red Châteauneuf-du-Papes are tightly wound in their youth, balancing power and finesse, ultimately offering a highly perfumed wine that combines fruit, spice, and garrigue, with both mineral and floral notes.