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La Soeur Cadette Juliénas
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16½/20

La Soeur Cadette Juliénas 2018

Juliénas, Beaujolais Villages, Beaujolais, Burgundy, FranceValentin Montenay wanted to highlight the lesser-seen Juliénas cru in this bright and joyous red. This blends two sites, one on blue granite, and one on sandy soils, and with vines averaging 70 years. All whole cluster, this was fermented in stainless and then into older barrels for 8-10 months’ rest. Red flowers, red currants, rhubarb is framed with fine, lightly sticky tannins to a lingering spiced and very salty finish. Born into a family of vignerons, Valentin sources grapes from across Bourgogne and Beaujolais for his negociant La Soeur Cadette wines.Tasted: 28 February 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 33.95 consignment Producer: La Soeur CadetteDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Gamay Noir