Chateau Julienas, Julienas 2015, Beaujolais, France
Tasting Note: A fuller-bodied Crus Beaujolais with concentration made from the ever-versatile and food-friendly gamay grape.
Deep-intensity purple in color this wine has an aromatic nose of black plum, red cherry, kirsch and strawberry.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus bodied Beaujolais displays flavor concentration and echoes flavors suggested on the nose.
The wine expresses more black fruit flavors than red fruit and balances this well with medium-plus acidity while at the same time maintaining brightness.
An impressive Cru Beaujolais.
Bottle Note: Chateau de Julienas is one of the oldest Chateau in Beaujolais, founded in 1582 and owns 92.5 acres of vines in the appellation. The Julienas Tradition come from the Bessay slope composed of granitic clay soil with veins of manganese – iron mineral. It is aged for 10 months in big wooden casks in the cellar under the castle built with local stones.
Importer: Fruit of the Vines Inc., Long Island City, New York
Tasting Date: June 28, 2017