Domaine Pascal Aufranc Juliénas Les Cérisiers Les Crots 2020
This glory is made on 80-year-old vines and grown in mineral and clayey soil. 20% of the wine has been aged in neutral oak (i.e. not flavouring) the rest is aged in cement tanks. From the 17 vintage also in cement eggs.
Julienas always stands a little in the shadow of the more famous areas. But in Pascal Aufranc's case, tasting this delicious fludium is doing you a huge favor. In the fragrance there are tones of : flowers, dark berries, minerals, smoke and a little black pepper. The taste is rich, long and very finesse and quite powerful. The wine tastes great now. But save some bottles for a few years. Pure magic for very little money.
Try it for a delicious chicken with mushroom sauce. Decant 1 hour before use.
90 points Vinous
"Delivers some of the best values in Beaujolais" Vinous.
88 pts Wine Enthusiast
From a vineyard edged by a cherry orchard, this perfumed wine shows good concentration alongside fresh acidity. The fruit is delicious, and the wine is ready to drink.