Julien Sunier Fleurie 2020
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PRODUCER: Driven by agriculture, plain and simple, more precisely “agro-ecology”. Julien Sunier respects nature, the earth and the men who walk upon it. Originally from Burgundy, Julien Sunier worked in vineyards and cellars throughout the world for 10 years. In 2003, he chose Beaujolais and its fabulous terroirs as home. In 2008, Julien founded his own winery, making a long-time dream a reality. The first year the domaine cultivated just 4.5 acres of vines and has since grown to cover 10 acres between the three appellations of Morgon, Fleurie and Régnié, all in organic cultivation. The team works each day to protect and develop the bio-diversity and the fertility of the soils, in order to produce unique wines reflecting the character of their terroirs.
WINEMAKING: Indigenous yeast fermentations in concrete vats at low temperatures, to preserve fresh fruit flavours and a delicate tannic structure. After fermentations are complete, fruit is slowly pressed, over a 24 hour period, using an ancient vertical press Julien acquired in the Côte D’Or.
Aged for up to 11 months in 3 - 9 year old Burgundy barrels so the charming fruit and granitic soil flavours aren't lost.
TASTING NOTE: This elegant and pure Fleurie is produced following biodynamic agricultural principles and is bursting with flavour and regional personality; gamay at its greatest.