Video : AOC Juliénas


Hello! Today I’m in Juliénas for our Beaujolais Moment with one of the region’s 10 crus.

We’re in the village centre in Juliénas, south of the area where the appellation of the same name is produced. The municipality gets its name from no less a figure than Julius Caesar!

I’m in front of what used to be a church. As you can see, it is now a winery. Grower and wine merchant Victor Peyret had it converted in 1954. Peyret also did a lot to promote Juliénas wines. For example, he took the wines to Paris and introduced them to journalists at the Canard Enchaîné newspaper.

But Juliénas’ reputation is mainly down to the quality of its wine, made from grapes grown on the sunny slopes of Mont Bessay in the north of the Beaujolais region.

The vines are grown on hillsides at between 230 and 430 metres above sea level, on mainly poor, stony soils with low yields. The grapes are rich and concentrated and give well-structured, harmonious wines. They can be kept for up to 10 years.

Enjoy a Juliénas wine with grilled red meat like a good entrecote or steak.



Read on : the article about the AOC Juliénas.

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