Chateau de Julienas Cuvee Tradition
Ruby red robe with slight raspberry glints. The attack is crunchy and lively, the freshness is underlined by a hint of fresh mint. The silky tannins give a suave sensation in the palate. The dominant flavours are red fruit (cherry) backed up by a peppery note, finishing with a delicate touch of vanilla. Well-balanced.
Dating from the 14th century, when it was owned by the Lords of Beaujeu, Chateau de Julienas has always been a winemaking estate. The current northern part was rebuilt at the end of the 16th century. The authentic vaulted cellars built of local stone are dated 1744. It was in 1907 that Thierry's great-grandfather, Claude Condemine bought and restored the Chateau and improved the vineyard. He passed the estate and his passion down to his son, Francois, who - in turn - handed the baton to Thierry. Today, the estate covers 40 hectares of AOP Julienas, Fleurie and Moulin-a-Vent vines, making it the biggest independent wine estate in the appellation Julienas.