Michel Tete 'Cuvee Tradition' Julienas 2014
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Wine Advocate 92
“The 2014 Juliénas Tradition comes from 45-year-old vines and underwent a 10- to 12-day maceration. It has a lively, vivacious nose with animated red cherry and wild strawberry scents. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, ripe, citrus fresh red and black fruit, leading to a generous finish that is harmonious and tender. It will be hard to find Juliénas better than this little gem in 2014."

Wine Spectator 90
"This charming, juicy red shows plenty ... read more
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Item ID: #20480
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Wine Advocate 92
“The 2014 Juliénas Tradition comes from 45-year-old vines and underwent a 10- to 12-day maceration. It has a lively, vivacious nose with animated red cherry and wild strawberry scents. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, ripe, citrus fresh red and black fruit, leading to a generous finish that is harmonious and tender. It will be hard to find Juliénas better than this little gem in 2014."

Wine Spectator 90
"This charming, juicy red shows plenty of wild strawberry, cherry and marjoram flavors woven together with mineral and ground spice details, lined with grippy tannins. Vibrant, zesty acidity cuts through to the herb- and anise-infused finish. Drink now through 2020. 500 cases imported."

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From a selection of vines on coteaux du Mont Bessay, it exhibits the specific characteristics of a Burgundian winemaking. It has been aged 24 months in barrels before bottling to obtain the right mellowness and great ageing potential.
Michel Tête works the old-fashioned way. As a winemaker, he follows quasi-Burgundian techniques for his Beaujolais-Villages and Juliénas, with a semi-carbonic maceration where the cap of skins is kept submerged in the juice, and remontages break it several times a day. Tête’s wines are fleshy and generous, have intense color, lively berry aromas, and notes of black pepper.

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Michel TeteDomaine du Clos du Fief is run by our friend Michel Tête, with his son Sylvain working alongside. This is a rare 4th generation Cru estate in Juliénas and Julie, based at the far Northwest sector of Beaujolais. The history of these great villages dates back more than 2,000 years and trace their names to Julius Caesar. Vines were grown on the high altitude hillsides of Juliénas and Jullié (a granite rich Beaujolais-Villages Cru that mimics its more famous neighbor) in the Gallo-Roman period. Michel took over this history-rich land after studying in Beaune, where he learned many techniques that he now uses on his own wines to great acclaim. Michel harkens his wines back to the classics: low yields, meticulously farmed vineyards, and classic winemaking resulting in serious and mouthwatering examples of terroir driven reds.

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John

Delicious and versatile wine

Kevin

Forward red fruit and nice finish

"Excellent value. A WINNER FOR SUMMER."

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