Michel Tete

Domaine 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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Michel Tete 'Cuvee Tradition' Julienas 2016
92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 "Bright violet color. Spicy and sharply focused on the highly aromatic nose, displaying fresh cherry and dark berry aromas and a suggestion of succulent flowers. Taut and energetic on the palate, offering bitter cherry and boysenberry flavors that are supported by a spine of juicy
Item Number: 28944
Case: $191.40

Michel Tete 'La Roche' Beaujolais Village 2016
90  Vinous Media 
Wine Spectator 90 "Minerally and focused, with fresh red currant and strawberry notes woven together with floral and tea details. Light tannins frame the long, tangy finish. Charming and balanced. Drink now through 2021. 1,500 cases made. –GS"  Vinous Media 90 "Brilliant magenta. Lively red
Item Number: 28325
Case: $179.40

Michel Tete 'Cuvee Tradition' Julienas 2015
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "The 2015 Julienas Tradition, which underwent a 10- to 12-day semi-carbonic maceration, has a well defined, dark cherry and raspberry-scented bouquet with subtle undergrowth notes developing with aeration. The palate is very well balanced with supple tannin, the acidity well

Michel Tete 'Cuvee Tradition' Julienas 2014
92  Wine Advocate 
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