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Jules Desjourneys Beaujolais Villages 2017

Fabien Duperray is a well known wine agent name, representing some of the finest Bourgogne estates, including DRC, Arnaud Ente, and Coche-Dury among others. However, he wanted to try his hand at making amazing wine, not just selling it. In 2007 he purchased gnarly old Gamay vineyards in Fleurie and Moulin-à-Vent (some 140+ years old), and he added some Chardonnay parcels from select Côte Macconais sites in 2014, which he shares with Christophe Thibert. Farming is biodynamic, everything is done by hand (tractor-free), and yields are low. The name of the winery pays homage to Jules Chauvet, the winemaker, scientist, and Beaujolais native who is often credited for launching the natural wine movement. From Beaujolais' granite soils, this chardy sees no oak. Tight and chiseled up front, with broken stone, green apple, sour lemon on the saline palate, all imbued with that fine granitic grip. Somewhat edgy and disjointed, though hard to notice when paired with grilled chicken or cod. Lovely pure form of Bojo chardy.Tasted: 20 July 2022Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Jules DesjourneysDistributors: Burgundy Direct
Grape: Chardonnay