The vineyard of Juliénas is spread over 580 hectares, across the villages of Juliénas, Jullié, et Pruzilly. AOC since 1938, Juliénas is one of the ten crus of Beaujolais. From the combination of its unique grape and its famous terroirs, is born a red wine, suitable for ageing.
The name Juliénas is said to comes from JULIUS CAESAR.
Our plot :
Location : Juliénas is located on the granitic foothills of the High Beaujolais. This altitude vineyard is on a strong slope (between 20% to 45%). The land where grow our dear Gamay cépage are poor and optimal for the creation of high quality wines. The tannic power due to the undersoil has to be mastered to develop palatable wines.
Grape Variety : Black Gamay
Soil and Subsoil : Blue stones altered at shallow depth
Exposure : Southwest
Average age of vines: 50 years
Harvest and winemaking
The grapes were manually harvested in 15 kilos open boxes on September 13th, 2019.
The grape harvest, at maturity and healthy, made it possible to realise the wine making process in optimal conditions.The wines were breeding for 13 months to be bottled in November, 2020.
An explosion of red fruits given a beautiful structure by the vinification in whole bunches for this cuvée made without adding any sulphur just like an all-natural wine.