Synopsis, Our Opinion: A good weeknight Beaujolais-Villages wine.
Producer/Winery: Julien Sunier; Avenas, France.
Grape Variety: Gamay.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Beaujolais-Villages; Burgundy, France.
Price: $20.70 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Roast turkey, roasted rose potatoes and roasted carrots.
Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, dark ruby color (darker than expected for a Beaujolais) with a slightly lighter rim. Very overpowering and heavy damp earth and day-old fire aromas that border on barnyard funk with hints of raspberry and fresh cut rhubarb. Fairly smooth entry, a little dusty and fresh mouthfeel, medium body and a 150-grit texture. Lite but very delicious raspberry and currant flavors. VERY lively bright acidity, soft tannins and a long acidic raspberry finish. There were some distracting characteristics (strong funky bouquet and lite fruit) in this wine; however it was still very pleasant drinking both with and without food. It wasn’t as concentrated as we expected, but it was very, very fresh and thirst quenching. When we got to the last sip we said it was a good weeknight Beaujolais-Villages wine.
See our reviews of other Julien Sunier wines.
Alcohol Content: 11-14%
Closure: Aluminum covered 45mm Natural cork.
UPC Code: Not available.
Imported by: Advintage Distributing; Ladson, south Carolina.