JULIÉNAS Cuvée Traditionnelle
- General DetailsOne of the most renowned of the Beaujolais Crus, where vines have been grown since Julius Cesar’s time (hence the name).
A vigorous, powerfully built wine with a very deep ruby robe.
The nose is dense with notes of peony, violet or cinnamon and raspberry and blackcurrant aromas.
It is as enjoyable young as after a few years in the cellar.
Serve at 14°C with coq au vin, game and poultry in sauce.
- Data sheet100 % Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc
VILLAGES AND NAMED AREA
Juliénas and Jullié “Les Paquelets“, “Bois de Chat“, “Les 4 Cerisiers“, “Place des Vignes“, “En Vayolette“,
“Bois de la Salle“
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 vines of mainly 45 years.
Pressing is after 10 days of vatting. Malo-lactic fermentation and maturing takes place in vats.
WINE CHARACTERISTCS AND ADVICES
Juliénas is powerfully built and rich in colour, making it one of the Beaujolais Crus to lay down.
It combines sound structure, fruitiness and well-developed aromas wonderfully.
Here the taster will discover peony and violet aromas alongside red fruit (black currant – raspberry) and peach kernel.
It may be enjoyed young but only gives of its very best after one or several years cellaring.
Our Juliénas is excellent with red meat, game, coq au vin and matured cheeses. Enjoy it at between 15°C.