A deep crimson with purplish tints, this wine reveals complex, delicate aromas of dark berries and flowers (peonies and violets) with hints of pepper. Clean and fruity, well-balanced, quite full and aromatic, the wine has a fine structure. We recommend to taste this wine at 55-57°F.
The grapes for this Georges Duboeuf “Flower Label” wine come from vines that are 50 years or older. They are trellised in the traditional Gobelet style. The grapes are harvested manually, in whole bunches, and are destemmed prior to crushing. Semi-carbonic maceration takes place, and fermentation is conducted at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks.
An emperor’s wine by name. And one was needed, as a tribute to the divine Julius Caesar. A writers’ wine, too, as it’s a favorite with writers and certain journalists. Juliénas wines are colorful, solid, firm “autumn” wines that will reach their peak after a few years in the cellar.
This wine pairs best with grilled red meats, creamy cheeses such as brie or camembert.
PRODUCER: Georges Duboeuf
REGION: A.O.C. Juliénas
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Gamay
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 1.4 g/l
TOTAL ACIDITY: 5.43 g/l
2015: 29 Pts - James Suckling, Feb 2017
2005: 90 Pts - Wine Spectator, Oct 2006
2005: 90 Pts - Wine Advocate #165, June 2006
2002: 89 Pts - Wine Advocate #148, June 2006