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Juliénas Vignes Centenaires

Juliénas Vignes Centenaires

AC, Domaine Laurent Perrachon et Fils, 2017

750 ml
Grape variety: Gamay
Producer: Domaine Laurent Perrachon & Fils
Origin: France / Bourgogne / Beaujolais
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Article nr. 27602717
Grape variety: Gamay
Producer: Domaine Laurent Perrachon & Fils
Origin: France / Bourgogne / Beaujolais
Other vintages:


The vines for this Juliénas are on average 100 years old and produce a powerful, complex and concentrated wine. Distinctive notes of ripe fruits such as blackcurrants, blackberries, plums and figs form a broad range of aromas with the noble roasted notes of wood development. The tannins are perceptible and accompany the juicy acidity, which gives the wine a powerful structure and good storage potential. With its long, taste-intensive finish, it offers wonderful pleasure.


Origin: France / Bourgogne / Beaujolais
Grape variety: Gamay
Maturity: 2 to 8 years
Serving temperature: 16 to 18 °C
Drinking suggestion: Cold fish dish, dried meat, Spiced grillades, Pork fillet with plums, Hearty stew with pulses
Vinification: partly destemmed, Pumping over, Punching down, fining
Harvest: hand-picking, strict selection
Maturation: in large wooden barrel/foudre, in used barriques
Maturation duration: 18 months
Volume: 13.5 %
Note: contains sulphites


France – Philosophy in a bottle

According to French philosophy, wine should be an expression of the soil and climate. They use the word “terroir” to describe this. Terroir makes every wine different, and many especially good. French wine is regarded worldwide as an expression of cultural perfection. The French believe that humans are responsible for the quality of the berries, the vine variety for their character, and nature for the quantity. This philosophy can be expressed succinctly as: “the truth is the vineyard, not the man.”



Burgundy: home of the crus

Burgundy and Bordeaux are France’s most prestigious wine regions. Nonetheless, they are completely distinct in character: while Bordeaux, as the land of the chateaux, enjoys an aristocratic image, Burgundy has retained its rustic agrarian structure. Burgundy stretches for over 200 kilometres, from Dijon in the north to Lyon in the south. In a highly complex jigsaw of the most diverse of terroirs, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir demonstrate the subtle ways in which they embody their sources.



Beaujolais: the lightness of being

Though it always features an alcohol content of between 12.5 and 13.5 percent by volume, Beaujolais, a varietal Gamay, is considered a light wine. With its fruity vibrancy, it is a sociable wine that harmonizes exquisitely with simple and classic cuisine. The southern part, Bas Beaujolais, produces simple, highly drinkable wines, while the crus from the northern Haut Beaujolais – which ripen on weathered granite – demonstrate substantially greater individual expression.

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The ideal summer red

The first written mention of the Gamay grape was not particularly flattering. In 1395, Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, wrote that the variety showed a “terrible bitterness” and was “very harmful to human beings”. For this reason, the entire stock was to be pulled within five months. Luckily, it did not come to this. Otherwise, today we would have neither the excellent crus of Beaujolais, produced from this grape, nor the Dole du Valais a marriage of Gamay and Pinot noir. Admittedly, the Beaujolais nouveau, which was clamoured about in the 1980s, is not its best manifestation. But with good maturity and competent grapes, the Gamay shows great charm and a fragrant strawberry, raspberry and cherry fruit, backed by peppery notes. It is the ideal summer red: slightly chilled, it tastes great on the terrace, and is excellent with grilled fish.

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