JULIÉNAS Vieilles Vignes
- General Details
The grapes for this cuvée came from vines of 65 years old and over. It was matured in oak barrels for 10 months.
Full-bodied and powerful with a deep garnet robe and black fruit aromas including blackcurrant and blackberry make it a wine to lay down par excellence.
It comes to the fore after 5 to 10 years. Serve chambré at 17/18°C with red meat, roast poultry, game and cheese.
- Data sheet100 % Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc
VILLAGES AND NAMED AREA
Juliénas and Jullié “Les Paquelets“
The village of Juliénas produces one of best well known of the 10 Beaujolais Crus. Vines have been cultivated here since the time of Julius Cesar (hence the name). Facing south, south-west the vines are perfectly sited. The appellation area covers 600 hectares. The maximum yield is 52hl per hectare with the maximum alcoholic degree at 13°.
The harvest takes place in mid-September. All the grapes are picked manually as the Beaujolais semi carbonic winemaking process requires that the bunches be whole. The grapes come from old vines of mainly 75 years or older. Pressing is after 12 days of vatting. Malo-lactic fermentation and maturing take place in (215 litre) oak barrels for 10 months.
WINE CHARACTERISTCS AND ADVICES
This shimmering ruby-robed wine is powerfully built and invigorating. The wealth of its aromas carries through as it ages. Enjoy it after a few years cellaring.
Our Juliénas Cuvée Vieilles Vignes goes particularly well with red meat dishes, game and matured cheeses. Enjoy it at between 16 and 20°C.