FR-TET-10-17

Julienas, 'Cuvée Tradition', Michel Tête

“I have had the Julienas many times and it always makes me smile. It is infectiously joyous: bright, juicy, pure, earthy and spicy.”

Eric Asimov –The New York Times

  • 50+ year old vines
  • 350 meters in altitue with vineyards situated in an amphitheater-like setting
  • High density planting: 10,000 vines/ha
  • Granite-based sites with ancient alluvial deposits, some sandy soils, with fair amount of clay
  • Sits on the bedrock of the region’s famously volcanic blue stone
  • Semi-carbonic vinification in large upright wooden barrels
  • Aged in tank after malolactic fermentation
  • Julienas wines are known for their earthy richness, spice and ability to age. The wines are deep purple, fleshy, velvety and freely giving with black berry fruits on the nose and palate.
Producer:
Vintage:
2017
Country:
France
Region:
Beaujolais
Appellation:
Julienas
Variety:
Gamay
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Sustainable