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2016 Domaine Matray Julienas


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Tasting Notes

Full-bodied and powerful with a deep garnet robe and black fruit aromas including blackcurrant and blackberry..

The grapes for this cuvée came from vines of 65 years old and over. It was matured in oak barrels for 10 months.

Wine Info

Region Beaujolais
Appellation Julienas
Style Red
Producer Domaine Matray
Grapes 100% Gamay
Pairing
Keeping Drink within 5 years of bottling.
Vinification The harvest takes place in mid-September. All the grapes are picked manually as the Beaujolais semi carbonic winemaking process requires that the bunches be whole. The grapes come from old vines of mainly 75 years or older. Pressing is after 12 days of vatting. Malo-lactic fermentation and maturing take place in (215 litre) oak barrels for 10 months.
Bottle 75cl
Volume 13.0%
     

Producer

From a winemaking family spanning 5 generations, Lilian Matray, his wife Sandrine and his daughter Célia work the family estate.

The estate buildings are in Juliénas, a charming little Beaujolais village, while the estate’s vines grow on 11 hectares of slopes that are not only in the Juliénas appellation area. The variety of the soils give the very typical, fruity Beaujolais aromas and flavours of each specific appellation.