Domaine de Boischampt Juliénas Vayolette 2018

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This is Thibaud’s top wine, and shows you the amazing potential of the Juliénas sub-region of Beaujolais.

The vines are on north-facing slopes, so it’s more about freshness and florals here, rather than power. Just like a good Pinot Noir from up the road in Burgundy.

Thibaud’s not sure how old the vines are, but he recently bumped into the guy who planted the vineyard, who’s 89 now and planted them when he was around 15.

This wine confirmed for Thibaud that great Juliénas needs time - the wine spent a year in barrel and then a year in tank in the cellar before bottling. Thankfully he’s done the ageing for you - and I took the last of the 2018 as it’s drinking perfectly now.

So if you’re a fan of Burgundy reds, and want to try something new, this stunner should be on your list.
Wine type Red
Grape(s) Gamay
Country France
Region of origin Beaujolais
Appellation Julienas
Vintage 2018
Alcohol % 13.89
Oak? Yes
Months in Oak 12 months
Type of Oak 500 liters from Austria & 228 liters old from France
Allergens (e.g. does it contain Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts) None
Average age of vines 38 years
Average altitude of vines (m) 350
Soil type(s) Granitic, blue stones altered in deep
Closure Type Natural cork
Is this wine organic? Started to be organic in 2019, organic in vintage 2023
Biodynamic? No
Sustainably produced? No
Suitable for vegans? Yes
Ageing potential 15 years
Ideal drinking window 2023-2035

Winemakers like Thibaud Baudin are driving the new Beaujolais forward. Although he’s only 37, his CV is impeccable. Following stints at Paul Jaboulet, Domaine de la Vougerie and Domaine d’Henri, he settled in Juliénas in 2018 with wife Antonie and two young kids.

Read more about Thibaud.

This is a great match for a classic lamb boulangère, with herbes de provence and new potatoes.

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