Stéphane Aviron Julienas AOP 2019
  • Gamay
  • Biodynamic, Vegan-Friendly, Volcanic
  • Dry
  • Medium Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 13% alc./vol

Stéphane Aviron Julienas AOP 2019

Burgundy,
Regular price $24.95per bottle ($24.95per case)
1 bottles per case
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Herbal & Concentrated

Stéphane Aviron can be considered a pioneer is his approach to winemaking in Beaujolais, however he would just tell you that he’s simply returning to the traditional practices that have always made fantastic Gamay wines. Sustainable viticulture, extremely old vines and classic Burgundian techniques.

Aviron sources his Juliénas from the areas of “Vayolette” and “La Prat” from two well-established growers in the appellation. The soils in these parcels are granite with clay and limestone with old vines ranging in age from 45 to 55 years old. This wine has complex herbal, red cherry and wild strawberry aromas.

The flavours are ripe and concentrated with structure. The wine has a packed character that speaks of firm but still soft tannins that will help the wine age for years. Aging for at least two years is recommended for the best drinkability.

About the Winery

Stéphane Aviron

Stéphane Aviron can be considered a pioneer in his approach to winemaking in Beaujolais, however he would just tell you that he’s simply returning to the traditional practices that have always made fantastic Gamay wines. Sustainable viticulture, extremely old vines and classic Burgundian techniques. He focuses on the Beaujolais village crus, all but forgotten gems of vineyards when the nouveau craze took over, which are the best sites for unique, expressive and terroir driven wines. All of the fruit is sourced from old vines (40+ years), so seeing Vieilles Vignes on the label is a rite of passage, not a privilege. Authenticity and a distinctly Beaujolais style of winemaking is what sets Stéphane apart from the rest.

Press Reviews

Wine Align

91 points - David Lawrason

Among the sturdiest and most structured of the cru, Julienas makes serious gamay. The nose is fairly generous with ripe plummy/cherry fruit, vague pepper and damp earth. It is medium-full bodied in the gamay realm with very good acidity, quite firm tannin and a classic earthy granitic finish. Power here, and the length is excellent. Tasted March 2021.

90 points - Sara d'Amato

A well-structured cru, this voluminous although vibrant Julienas offers a surprising degree of energy. The fruit is just ripe with an appealing mineral character and personifies the appellation quite well. Continue to let this simmer in the bottle for another year for best expression. Tasted March 2021.

90 points - Michael Godel

One of six old vines wines in the Aviron Cru Beaujolais series. From the northern part and a Juliénas of the earth, with hue, power and grip. The 2019 is that while hyper youthful, still a bit volatile, dusty and unresolved. Lots of skeletal earth translating to confirmed backbone with dark fruit lurking in gamay shadows. The level of tart and tang is no shock though the wine will wake you up and quickly. Drink 2022-20265. Tasted March 2021.