Julien Sunier Fleurie 2021

$80.00 inc. GST

Evocatively-named, Fleurie epitomises all that is good about the region with its perfumed, silky, moreish style. Its 800ha of vineyards produce some of the finest, popular and most expensive wines in the region. As its name suggests, this quintessential Beaujolais is fresh, floral, fragrant and feminine.

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.

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Julien’s approach in the winery is hands-off: he uses only natural yeast, minimal SO2 and rarely filters his wines, which are characterised by scintillating floral aromatics, great freshness, and a sense of place and energy. He is now well-established as one of the region’s star producers, part of a wave of talented, ambitious young winemakers (many of those dedicated to organic viticulture) who are today redefining how Beaujolais is perceived.

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Julien Sunier Fleurie 2021
Posted on 03 December 2022. WINEFRONT – Mike Bennie

That’s the ticket. Gosh Beaujolais, when good, which is often if you pitch for the fancier ones, is great.
No doubt this is savoury edged, rustic in a way, but the plushness, levity and flow is darn beautiful. Scents of game meat, undergrowth, cold fireplace, plum and dark cherry – flavours around that mark of characters and vividly juicy. Lots of earthiness through the finish, a plumpness to the finish too. Delicious drinking and so easy too.
Rated : 93 Points
Tasted : DEC22
Alcohol : 11.5%