FR-TET-01-19

Beaujolais-Villages 'La Roche', Michel Tete

  • 50+ year old vines
  • Vines from Les Côtes de la Roche just west of Juliénas in the hamlet of Jullié
  • 350 meters in altitude and on a clear day you can see Mont Blanc!
  • High density planting: 10,000 vines/ha
  • Steep slopes of crushed granite, blue stones – with the bedrock very close
  • Semi-carbonic vinification in large upright wooden barrels
  • Aged in tank after malolactic fermentation
  • There are many terroir parallels between Jullié and Juliénas. This is a character-rich, expressive Gamay from just outside of Beaujolais’ band of “cru” villages. Certainly one of the finest values for serious quality anywhere; floral, aromatic and full of intensely layered red fruits.
Producer:
Vintage:
2019
Country:
France
Region:
Beaujolais
Appellation:
Beaujolais-Villages
Variety:
Gamay
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Sustainable