Juliénas "Beauvernay," Chignard
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Juliénas "Beauvernay," Chignard - 2017

Item # 32369 750mL
$24.96/ Single Bottle
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$299.52 $269.57/ Case of 12
Color
Red
Vintage
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Region
Sub-Region
Appellation/Village
Juliénas
Producer
Grape Variety

Tasting Notes

Even after many successful years practicing his craft, fourth-generation vigneron Michel Chignard claims to be a novice. He is a modest man, kind and courteous, but in every aspect of his winemaking one clearly sees his passion. This comes from old vines of Gamay (60 years old) and purely granitic soils. Drinking well today and benefits from decanting.


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Staff Pick Notes

Cru Beaujolais are complex treasures for the passionate wine drinker with not much money. As someone who fits that description, I'm constantly trying different winemakers and villages from Beaujolais. Juliénas, an area I'm still learning about, is known for powerful, earthy, and fragrant wines. Michel Chignard is making impressive wine that stays true to its home. Flourishing after a quick decant, the wine will fill the room with violets, blueberries, thistles, fresh mint, and lanolin. The palate is a wild briar patch of ripe bush fruit. Now I can't shut up about Juliénas. If you're reading this in the store, I'm probably right next to you talking about this wine even though you're reading this... sorry.

- SD

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