- Biodynamic, Vegan-Friendly, Volcanic
- Medium Bodied
- 13% alc./vol
About the Winery
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.
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.