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2017 Domaine du Clos du Fief, Julienas "Tradition"

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2017 Domaine du Clos du Fief, Julienas "Tradition"

Gorgeous Gamay In This Cru Beaujolais
"It always makes me smile." Eric Asimov, NYT

"I have had the Julienas many times and it always makes me smile. It is infectiously joyous: bright, juicy, pure, earthy, and spicy." Eric Asimov

Julienas is one of ten Beaujolais "crus." Gamay is the grape of the region... and this is one gorgeous Gamay!

This is not a Beaujolais Nouveau (a simple wine released right before Thanksgiving.)

This Julienas, like most Beaujolais crus, is ageworthy. You can easily enjoy it for five years, and the juicy fruit makes it a joy to enjoy now.

A core of blackberry, blueberry, currant, crushed rock, plum skin, dried rose, and smooth tannin have beautiful texture and grip. This is an outstanding alternative for those who enjoy Pinot Noir and who appreciate the minerality of the region but yearn for a bit more dark fruit and heft.

Let it breathe for 15-20 minutes and watch it evolve in the glass with eye-opening enjoyment!

$21.95 per bottle / $263.40 per case


Made from only the best parcels and barrels, the 2017 Clos du Fief Julienas Tradition Beaujolais boasts invigorating cassis and red raspberry, bitter-sweet herbs, and vibrant minerals. Fresh cherry and dark berry aromas with a suggestion of succulent flowers. Offering bitter cherry and boysenberry flavors. With rustic tannins on the palate, this hearty Beaujolais is a fantastic Cru.

Product Details

Producer: Domaine du Clos du Fief

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Sub Region: Beaujolais

Varietal: Gamay

Vintage: 2017

Size: 750ml

Code: W3864-1-1-1