750 ML, 1.5 L
At almost 500 m in elevation, the steeply pitched parcel of “Niagara” is the source of Julien’s Fleurie cuvée. Planted in the early 1960s to a density of 10000 vines per hectare.
Mother rock of pure pink granite with little topsoil, the parcel is rocky and a challenge to work.
Organic farming, harvesting done entirely by hand.
Indigenous yeast fermentations in concrete vats at low temperatures, to preserve fresh fruit flavors 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 flavors aren't lost.
Notes of sweet cherries, raspberries and candied rose petals introduce the 2017 Fleurie, a satiny, medium to full-bodied wine that’s supple, fine-grained and giving. This was the last vintage produced from a steep, high-altitude parcel that Sunier has ceded to David Chapel, so henceforth this cuvée will be produced from lower-lying lieux-dits.
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