Wine Region: Beaujolais - Julienas - France
Grape: 100% Gamay
Tasting notes: Right mellowness and great ageing potential! From a selection of vines on coteaux du Mont Bessay, it exhibits the specific characteristics of a Burgundian winemaking. It has been aged 24 months in barrels before bottling. Its spicy pinot character, vibrant and tannic, will surprise you.
About the winery: Domaine du Clos du Fief is run by the father-son team of Michel and Sylavain Tête. This is a rare 4th generation Cru estate in Juliénas and Julie, based at the far Northwest sector of Beaujolais. The history of these great villages dates back more than 2,000 years and trace their names to Julius Caesar. Vines were grown on the high altitude hillsides of Juliénas and Jullié (a granite rich Beaujolais-Villages Cru that mimics its more famous neighbor) in the Gallo-Roman period. Michel took over this history-rich land after studying in Beaune, where he learned many techniques that he now uses on his own wines to great acclaim. Michel and Sylvain harken their wines back to the classics: low yields, meticulously farmed vineyards, and classic winemaking resulting in serious and mouthwatering examples of terroir driven reds.
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