Tasting Notes: Cherry, Blackberry, Earth, Mineral
The Perrachon family settled in Juliénas in 1601 and established the estate of Laurent Perrachon & Fils in 1877. Laurent Perrachon (the 7th generation) has now taken over the day to day running of this fabulous estate from his father, the masterly Jacques Perrachon. Like his father, Laurent is one of Beaujolais’ most fastidious wine-makers and the range of individual ‘lieu-dit’ sites owned by the family produce wines with that little bit of extra ‘dimension’.
Their Julienas is a blend of different parcels with vines grown mainly on blue granite (Roche Bleu). This traditionally styled Beaujolais is well structured, medium bodied, with solid acidity and easy tannins. Some earthy notes with hint of spices as well as an abundance of cherry, succulent raspberry, strawberry, and blackberry fruit. Would be a perfect red for a picnic or a salad with strawberries in it.