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Maison Joseph Drouhin

Juliénas

Appellation Village

Grape Variety :

Gamay.

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Vineyard

Site: one of the northernmost Crus of Beaujolais. The vineyard is on a steep slope.

History & tradition: this was the first vineyard to be planted in Antiquity, while the rest of the region was still covered with chestnut trees. It may get its name form Jules Caesar himself.

Soil: mixture of granite and manganese.

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Viticulture

Density: 9 000 vines/ha, to check the strength of the varietal.

Pruning: Gobelet method (Goblet pruning), very short, to control yield.

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Vinification

Harvesting: by hand.

Method: traditional for Beaujolais; semi-carbonic maceration, full bunches of grapes.

Maceration: 4 to 10 days.

Ageing: stainless steel vat.

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Tasting note by Véronique Boss-Drouhin

"Finesse and depth characterize this wine. Beautiful red colour with raspberry hues. The bouquet is particularly elegant, with notes of wild berries. In the mouth, the wine is fleshy, with a good structure. Long and aromatic sensation in the aftertaste".

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Vintage

2020 is a very attractive vintage which offers wines with deep and intense colours. Both the nose and mouth develop aromas reminiscent of black fruits such as blackberry, cherry, deliciously mingling with liquorice and spices. The wines show some richness and density giving a few years' ageing capacity to some appellations.

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Serving

Temperature: 13°C (55°F).

Cellaring: 2 to 4 years.

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