Notes from the producer:
"The Domaine Juliette Avril’s roots run long and deep.
As First Consuls of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the Avril family has cultivated centuries of winegrowing and Provençal tradition. A century after Frédéric Mistral, our ancestor, Jules Avril, was awarded the “Golden Cicada”, symbol of the prestigious title of “Majoral du Félibrige”, the Academy of the Provençal language…
As early as 1928, before the Appellation of Controlled Origin (A.O.C.) was officially introduced, Juliette Avril’s father, Jean Avril, along with other local notable figures, participated in establishing fundamental rules for developing Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine.
Half the vineyard is comprised of vines of over 50 years old, planted according to ancestral methods and includes a mix of grape varieties such as Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Cinsault…
It is essentially divided into two parts: The terroir is essentially composed of two parts:
The first part, to the north, consists of fertile plateaus, rich in clay-limestone soil, with its famous rolled pebbles, which have ability the store up heat during the day and restore it to the vinestock throughout the night. Clay and sand make up the rest of the estate’s vineyard."