Juliénas

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Surface: 537 hectares

Production in 2014
: 25 232 hectolitres / approx. 3 364 000 bottles

Soils
: The greater part of the soils consists of a line of “blue stone” formed from an amalgamation of slate and diorites. The slopes are extremely steep and mostly south facing, giving way to ancient alluvial plains and clay sub-soils to the east.

Attributes
: Minerality, freshness, elegance

Aspect
: Intense, deep ruby red

Nose
: Red fruits such as strawberry and redcurrant, cinnamon, and floral notes of violet and peony

Palate
: Strawberry, violet, cinnamon, redcurrant and peony

Characteristics
: Spread across 4 communes, mainly in the Rhône and partly in the Saône-et-Loire, this terroir benefits from good sunshine exposure. The average altitude varies between 230 and 430 metres in the extreme north-west. The vineyards probably have the greatest diversity of soils in all of Beaujolais: slate, diorites, sandstone and clay.
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