Colour: Lively Ruby Colour
Nose: Dark fruits, tobacco, and liquorice
Palate: Silky tannins, well balanced
Located at the extreme northwest of the Beaujolais area, the Cru of Juliénas lies on the hinge between two vineyards: Beaujolais Gamay and Mâcon Chardonnay. The vines are cultivated on a patchwork of terroirs, between 230 m and 420 m above sea level. Trénel’s Juliénas is a tribute to Marius Sangouard, a wine-maker of the appellation and unfailing partner of Maison Trénel. Nowadays, his estate is managed by his nephew, following the same traditions and cultivation methods. This vintage was produced on old vines growing on parcels known as Les Capitans, La Croix-Rouge, and Le Bois de la Salle.
Soil: Alluvial for the most part with a few schistous areas.
Vinification: The grapes are partly destemmed and macerated for 10 to 12 days. Aging in cement tanks, no fining and light filtration.