Located at the extreme north-west 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 byhis 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.
Grape variety: Gamay Noir
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.
Colour: Lively Ruby Colour
Nose: Dark fruits, tobacco and liquorice
Palate: Silky tannins, well balanced