Ch de Durette Julienas Colline des Mauilles 2016

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The Les Mouilles vineyard is located in the northeast part of JuliƩnas near the border of Saint-Amour. Vines are planted facing south in soils that are dominated by volcanic schist with a proportion of heavy clay in the subsoil. Vines are trained in the traditional gobelet system of Beaujolais and harvested by hand. This vineyard gives a spicier expression of gamay with aCool spring temperatures led to a later-than-average bud break, which proved to be a blessing in disguise as a major hailstorm swept through the region in late May decimating about 2000 hectares. Had bud break happened on schedule, the result of this metrological event could've been much worse. A moderate, dry summer, with cool nights, continued through September offering the estate ideal conditions for harvest. The 2016 vintage can be compared most recently to 2014 in terms of freshness, elegance and structure, with riper fruit character (but not as ripe as 2015) to provide a bit of voluptuousness on the palate. hint of white pepper.

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Weight 5 lbs


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