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Juliénas "Colline des Mouilles"

Juliénas "Colline des Mouilles"

Region

AOP Juliénas

Winemaker notes

The 2016 vintage proved challenging in many respects, but as the saying goes: what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger! Cool spring temperatures led to a later-than-average bud break, which proved to be a blessing in disguise as a major hailstorm swept through the region in late May decimating about 2000 hectares. Had bud break happened on schedule, the result of this metrological event could've been much worse. A moderate, dry summer, with cool nights, continued through September offering the estate ideal conditions for harvest. The 2016 vintage can be compared most recently to 2014 in terms of freshness, elegance and structure, with riper fruit character (but not as ripe as 2015) to provide a bit of voluptuousness on the palate.

Viticultural Notes

The Les Mouilles vineyard is located in the northeast part of Juliénas near the border of Saint-Amour. Vines are planted facing south in soils that are dominated by volcanic schist with a proportion of heavy clay in the subsoil. Vines are trained in the traditional gobelet system of Beaujolais and harvested by hand. This vineyard gives a spicier expression of gamay with a hint of white pepper.

Wine

Juliénas "Colline des Mouilles"

Estate

Chateau de Durette

Vintage

2016

Varietal

100% Gamay

Region

AOP Juliénas

Vineyard

Les Mouilles

Vine Age

35 years

Soil

Schist and granite with clay-loam

Farming

Sustainable/traditional

Fermentation

Traditional fermentation in combination of stainless steel and cement. 25% whole cluster, 75% destemmed fruit.

Aging

Cement

Alcohol

13%


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