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Julienas "Cote de Bessay"
The grapes come from just under three hectares of vines in Juliénas, in the lieu-dit “Côte de Bessay.” The Côte de Bessay is a contiguous, south east-facing parcel that borders the northern cru of Saint-Amour. The vine age averages between 40-65 years and the soil is a mix of granite and pierres bleues, a type of dark blue metamorphic rock.
The vines for the Beaujolais-Villages are in the village of Lantignié, high up in the hills and bordering the cru of Régnié. Lantigníe is considered the top village for Beaujolais-Villages because of its high elevation. There is also a movement backing it to become the next Cru of Beaujolais. This wine is inspired by the type of wine that would be served in a traditional Lyonnais bouchon or bistro, or poured at a dinner table with friends. The wine is low in alcohol, has bright acidity, and is red fruited. David and Michele's goal is to make you wish you ordered a magnum of it.