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Smith-Chapel Juliénas "Vayolette" '21
Juliénas is distinct from the other crus of Beaujolais due to the unique soil composition. Les pierres bleues, or blue stones, cover nearly half of the surface area on the slopes and are mixed with diorites, a magmatic rock, micro-diorites and schist formations. While the greater part of Beaujolais is dominated by granite, the soils here are composed of only 3% granite which is sprinkled like veins throughout the AOC. The Vayolette parcel is a west facing steep slope planted to old gamay vines and worked by hand in organic agriculture. 2021 is the Chapel’s second vintage from this plot.
Semicarbonic maceration for about 21 days, with no SO2 added. Aged in cuve for 9 months.
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