Julian Delrieu, Le Jeau 2018, Loire, Vin de France

Julian Delrieu, Le Jeau 2018, Loire, Vin de France

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Julien is a kind, sensitive and soft-spoken vigneron with a strong thirst for knowledge: as well as being a bee-keeper (a passion depicted on his labels), he studied winemaking in Dijon, brewed beer with monks in Belgium, made cheese in Italy and researched sake yeasts in Japan!

He operates from 3.5ha of vines around Faveraye-Mâchelles. Planted in 1973 and 1955, his vines are scattered around five lieux-dits and they have been farmed organically for many years; the yields are low giving top-grade grapes which in return produce characterful wines.

This is a blend of two different lieux-dits: Le Jeau a west-facing schist slope overlooking the tiny Lys river, and Saint-Martin on deep gravelly soil with a good proportion of clay.

A delicious spicy and juicy fruit with surprising freshness for the vintage.

60% Grolleau, 40% Cabernet Franc (13% alc.)
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